Gorgeously garnished with rose petals, this fresh cocktail is a striking creation of Rose's Luxury, a Washington, D.C. based restaurant. It's a surefire hit for sophisticated gatherings, with floral notes enlivened by a hint of lemon juice.
Rose & Rye
Makes one cocktail
FOR THE ROSE SIMPLE SYRUP
1⁄3 cup sugar
2 drops rose extract, such as Terra
FOR THE COCKTAIL
1 1⁄2 oz. rye whiskey (preferably Rittenhouse)
3⁄4 oz. rose simple syrup
1⁄2 oz. fresh lemon juice
2 dashes Fee Brothers Old Fashioned bitters
1. Make the simple syrup: In a 1-qt. saucepan, stir the sugar with 1⁄3 cup water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the rose extract. Let cool completely.
2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the whiskey, syrup, lemon juice, and bitters with ice. Shake vigorously, and strain into a chilled rocks glass. Garnish with rose petals.