Blushing Rose Cocktail

Blushing Rose Cocktail (aka TyKu's Blushing Geisha Cocktail)

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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Yields: 2 cocktails
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
411 Calories
1g Fat
75g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 411
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 75g 27%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 4g
Calcium 12mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The blushing rose is a beautiful cocktail with a lovely mix of floral and fruit flavors that is perfect for Valentine's Day or any romantic night. Then again, it's so easy to mix up that you don't need a special occasion to enjoy this recipe that's designed for two. It's a lovely dinner drink that will pair well with a variety of foods, including the full array of Asian dishes.

This blush pink cocktail is light on the alcohol and the bouquet is anything fascinating. In it, you'll enjoy a mix of the complex flavors of Ty Ku Liqueur (a brilliant green liqueur, aphrodisiacs included), luscious pomegranate juice, and rose nectar for a little floral sweetness.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a mixing glass filled with ice, pour the Ty Ku, pomegranate juice, and rose nectar.

  3. Stir well.

  4. Strain into a stemmed glass or over ice in an old-fashioned glass.

  5. Garnish with a lime wedge.

  6. Serve and enjoy!


  • Rose nectar is not an easy ingredient to find and you may have the best luck in natural food stores.
  • Alternatively, you can use a rose simple syrup. It gets its flavor from food-grade rose water and is easy to make at home. You may find that you need a little less in the cocktail because it can be sweeter than the nectar. For less sweetness, pour straight food-grade rose water instead.

Recipe Variations

  • To make a single cocktail, simply divide all the ingredients in half.
  • Rather than pomegranate juice, pour pomegranate liqueur (e.g., Pama, Giffard, Bols) instead. Pomegranate vodka is another option, though the drink will have a lighter profile.
  • Add lemonade to this recipe for a slightly taller and very refreshing drink.
  • Top the drinks off with sparkling wine. A lovely sparkling rosé would be a fine choice, though prosecco or cava are great options as well. If you want to go all out, pick up a bottle of Champagne.
  • There really are no great substitutes for Ty Ku because it is a unique soju-based liqueur. However, you could pour vodka, rum, or even tequila instead and have a wonderful drink.

How Strong Is a Blushing Rose?

The blushing rose is a very mild cocktail. In fact, it's one of the lower-proof mixed drinks you can make. It is actually lighter than a glass of wine, with an alcohol content of just 6 percent ABV (12 proof). Of course, if you add any extra alcoholic ingredients, that will rise, but it should always be relatively gentle.