Rosie’s Return

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Recipe courtesy Bryan Dayton, director/co-owner, OAK at Fourteenth, Boulder, CO, and Acorn, Denver

Rose water, raspberries and citrus make up this complex yet low-alcohol libation.

“Rosie’s Return is the perfect light, botanical-inspired apéritif,” says Dayton. “I love it because it’s well balanced and has a nice diversity to it.”

  • 2 ounces raspberries, plus several reserved for garnish
  • ¾ ounces gin
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 drops rose flower water
  • 4 ounces sparkling rosé

Add 2 ounces of raspberries to a cocktail shaker and muddle gently. Add gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, bitters and ice to shaker. Shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled flute, top with the sparkling rosé and garnish with a few extra raspberries.

Published on December 8, 2015