June 20, 2007
I use rose syrup a lot. I like to use it drizzled over fresh fruit, in custard, on pancakes with fresh berries, in iced tea. T-party's Vintage Rose tea has roses in it and it would be lovely with the syrup. A favorite I make is a strawberries buttermilk smoothie with the rose syrup, yumm. But what I mostly use my syrup for is a rosy cocktail. I will be honest, I just eyeball the amounts (but I had to give you something to work with). So feel free to play with what you like. This rosey cosmopolitan is very refreshing on a hot day and it is pink !!!!!
1 oz. vodka (although I only use 1/2 oz I am a wimp)
2 oz. unsweetened pink grapefruit juice
1 TBL. rose syrup
Fill a cocktail shaker (so it will strain off the ice) half way with ice. Add vodka, juice and rose syrup. Shake well, pour in glass and garnish with a lovely rose !!!
PS. I forgot to say in the rose syrup recipe, to keep syrup refrigerated, unless you can it.
Mmmm...sounds delish and looks even better!
Posted by: Jennifer | June 26, 2007 at 01:19 PM
Oh wow wow wow! I can't believe you cook and bake and concoct like this! It's so romantic!!! Thanks for sharing these recipes :)
Posted by: Mizsmoochielips | June 25, 2007 at 10:23 PM
Oh my... I like the looks of that!
I will certainly be making this while I enjoy my time off.
Thanks Clarice for the wonderful recipe.
Posted by: Jill | June 22, 2007 at 08:31 PM
Clarice, that is so beautiful it's almost too pretty to drink!! Everything you make is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the stomach!
Posted by: Susan P. | June 21, 2007 at 07:23 AM
What a pretty summertime drink, Clarice!!
Posted by: Kelli | June 20, 2007 at 07:22 PM
Lovely! Since I happen to have some rose syrup (as I think you saw:) ), these are wonderful posts. Now I'll have some ideas as to what to do with it!
Posted by: Blame It on Paris | June 20, 2007 at 06:00 PM
Oh my that sounds yummy!! Can you buy rose syrup? I don't think I have the patience for making it myself plus (blush) my roses aren't organic. :)
Posted by: Sheila | June 20, 2007 at 05:52 PM
Thanks for sharing some of the ways you use rose syrup.
Posted by: Gumbo Lily | June 20, 2007 at 05:18 PM
Well, I already like Greyhounds.
Vodka and grapefruit juice. So I bet I will like your drink. Sounds pretty good.
Posted by: Rosemary | June 20, 2007 at 01:05 PM
Oh looks so delicious and beautiful!!
Posted by: teresa | June 20, 2007 at 12:51 PM
Darn - wish I had a cocktail shaker. Those sound and look divine.
Posted by: Cindy | June 20, 2007 at 09:59 AM
Cosmo's are my signature drink!! But grapefruit and rose??? I have never had that. I'll have to get Ryan to shake this up for us. Thank you Clarice!!
Posted by: sara, the house of charm | June 20, 2007 at 08:40 AM