Roses always give off a sense of romance. It’s sweet aroma and the delicate texture of a rose are the reasons why we see roses so much around Valentine’s Day and given as gifts to love ones. Many love roses so much that they let them dry out and hang them as decoration because even dry the roses are still so beautiful. But many think that roses are just for the visual – something that is untrue. So for another cocktail recipe, here’s the deliciously delicate Kiss of Rose – the rose bourbon cocktail that dreams are made of.
This is one of my favorite cocktails to add to your home drink menu. With a few basic ingredients – simple syrup, bourbon, lemon juice, rose syrup, egg whites, seltzer water, and a few fun twists – you’ll have a fun, elegant drink to serve your guests in no time. The search for your next party drink is over – I’ve got you covered.
Though it sounds so awkward – this drink tastes as delicate and smooth as a rose petal. The key to this cocktail is the balance between the rose syrup and the egg whites. I previously made a rose margarita where the tequila and rose syrup balanced each other out, but in this one, the bourbon will give the kick while the rose syrup and egg whites provide the smoothness. That’s what I love about this drink – it appeals to both people who love a sweet drink, as well as fans of that great bourbon taste. You simply can’t go wrong with it!
To garnish the drink, I added food grade rose petals and a little bit of lemon rind. If you’re one that wants to put the petals right on top of the cocktail, you can crush up the rose petals and mix them with sugar and use them to create a sugar and rose rim – super pretty. Remember, friends: it’s all in the details. Adding a fancy touch to your drink makes everything more fun, after all. Life is always better when you make even the day to day moments luxurious.
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with the girls, putting together an elegant evening for you and that special someone, organizing the menu for your next party, or just want to have a nice night in, this drink is perfect for your plans. It has quickly become a staple for me, and I know that you are going to love it, too. Keep reading to learn exactly how to make this gorgeous rose bourbon cocktail.
This sweet and delicate cocktail is lightly aromatic and super smooth. A great cocktail that will please people who love sweet drinks and those who love bourbon.
4 oz of Bourbon
1 oz of Simple Syrup
1 oz of Lemon Juice
1 1/2 tsp of Rose Syrup
1/4 cup of Egg Whites (about 2 eggs if using fresh eggs versus liquid egg whites)
Rose Petals (to garnish)
Lemon Rind (to garnish)
Add bourbon, simple syrup, lemon juice, rose syrup, egg whites, and a dash of bitters to a cocktail shaker.
Dry shake mixture.
Add a little bit of ice and shake again.
Slowly pour mixture over into glass over fresh ice.
Top off with seltzer water.
Garnish with rose petals and lemon rind.
If using a fresh lemon, use a peeler to peel the rind first to get garnish. Then cut your lemon in half and squeeze one half of the lemon into your cocktail shaker. If you are looking for more tartness in your drink, use one small whole lemon.
When pouring your drink into your cocktail glass, you may have a lot of foam preventing you from adding seltzer water. Let the drink sit a little to let foam die, and then add the seltzer water.