|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 8g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 4g|
|Vitamin C 8mg||39%|
|*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.|
The simple touch of rose can take the average martini to a new level, filling it with delightful and gentle floral notes. This cocktail was inspired by fragrant summer gardens in full bloom, and it is a great addition to any outdoor party. It's also a fabulous martini for romantic occasions and sweet spring affairs like Mother's Day.
This martini is great with any of the newer, lighter styles of gin, such as Hendrick's or Aviation, though it's quite enjoyable with dry gins as well. The rose flavor is a nice pairing for gin's botanicals and is obtained by simply using a rose-infused syrup. You can buy it or make rose syrup at home with rose water. Having a bottle around is a nice way to add a quick floral touch to other drinks that call for plain simple syrup.
2 ounces gin
1 ounce dry vermouth
1 teaspoon rose-infused simple syrup
3 dashes grapefruit bitters
Rose petal or lemon twist, for garnish
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
In a cocktail shaker, pour the gin, dry vermouth, and rose syrup. Fill with ice.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Add a few dashes of grapefruit bitters. Garnish with a rose petal or lemon twist.
- If you prefer your martinis stirred, that's a great choice for this recipe as well.
- Storebought rose syrup is available from a few companies, including Monin and Torani, which are two well-known brands. This is a very specialized flavor, however, so you might have an easier time ordering it online rather than searching a local store.
- Whether making rose water (you can also buy it) for the syrup or garnishing the martini, it's important that the roses have not been sprayed with nasty fertilizers or insecticides. You want to make sure your roses are safe and edible so none of the chemistry gets into your drink.
- Consider, too, that some people are allergic to roses. Before serving this to guests, be sure to ask just in case.
- Transform this into a rose-flavored vodka martini if you prefer. Just be sure to choose a top-shelf vodka to ensure you get a nice, clean taste.
- Grapefruit bitters add a nice accent, though orange bitters are a good alternative.
How Strong Is a Rose Martini?
Martinis may look all fancy and genteel, but they are some of the strongest cocktails you can mix up. The rose martini is no exception. Behind that sweet floral taste lies an alcohol content of around 26 percent ABV (52 proof). It's the same strength as a cosmopolitan and over half that of the gin you pour into it.