Looking for a unique cocktail to add some special flair to your next party? Look no further than the Elderflower Rose Gimlet! This romantically floral cocktail will make your guests feel like they’re tasting the outdoors. And the best part? It’s easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. Let’s look at what you need and how to make it.
Ingredients you’ll need To make this delicious beverage, you will need rose water, gin, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, lime juice, and sugar (or an alternative sweetener of your choice). Rose water is scented with rose petals and has been used historically for medicinal purposes, in perfumes, and in the kitchen. It can be found at most specialty stores or online.
For this recipe specifically, Nielsen-Massey’s rose water is recommended. St. Germain liqueur is made from elderflowers and provides a bright and delicate flavor that pairs perfectly with the other ingredients in this drink. Making the Elderflower Rose Water Gimlet Once you’ve gathered all your ingredients, it’s time to start mixing!
Easy to Make This Elderflower Rose Water Gimlet
In a shaker filled with ice, combine 1 ½ ounces of gin, ½ ounce each of rose water and St. Germain liqueur, ¾ ounce of fresh-squeezed lime juice (about half a lime), and ½ teaspoon of sugar or sweetener of choice (agave syrup works great!). Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds until everything is evenly combined. Then strain into a chilled glass filled with ice cubes and garnish with either a lime wheel or edible flowers if desired. Enjoy!
There you have it—the Elderflower Rose Water Gimlet! This botanically-inspired beverage has just the right balance between sweetness and tartness that pairs perfectly with its light floral notes from the rose water and St. Germain liqueur. Whether served at your next dinner party or enjoyed on its own—this gimlet may not bring sunshine, but it will surely bring brightness into any room! So why not give this delightful drink a try? I think you won’t regret it; cheers!
Pairing this cocktail
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The Elderflower Rose Gimlet: A Botanical Cocktail for Your Next Party!
- 1 Cocktail shaker
- 1 Chilled Highball Glass
- 1 Muddler Substitute wooden spoon
- 2 oz Gin Good dry gin or tequilla
- 1 1/2 oz St. Germain
- 1 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz Simple syrup Can use sugar or honey based
- 1/2 tsp Rose Water
- Rose petals for garnish Make sure they are unblemished and cleaned
- Lime wedge for garnish
- 5 leaves Mint
- In an empty tumbler muddle mint to release oils
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine gin, St. Germain, lime juice, simple syrup, and rose water.
- Shake vigorously and pour contents, ice and all into a tumbler filled with ice or cocktail glass as neat. Garnish with a rose petal.
- Any clear alcohol can work
- You can use agave instead of simple syrup
- Rose petals must be edible
20 ounces gin
15 ounce St. Germain
15 ounce fresh lime juice
5 ounce simple syrup
5 teaspoon rose water *Original recipe multiplied by 9
18 ounces gin
13 1/2 ounce St. Germain
13 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
4 1/2 ounce simple syrup
4 1/2 teaspoon rose water *Original recipe multiplied by 8
16 ounces gin
12 ounce St. Germain
12 ounce fresh lime juice
4 ounce simple syrup
4 teaspoon rose water *Original recipe multiplied by 7
14 ounces gin
10 1/2 ounce St. Germain
10 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
3 1/2 ounce simple syrup
3 1/2 teaspoon rose water *Original recipe multiplied by 6
12 ounces gin
9 ounce St. Germain
9 ounce fresh lime juice
3 ounce simple syrup
3 teaspoon rose water *Original recipe multiplied by 5
10 ounces gin
7 1/2 ounce St. Germain
7 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
2 1/2 ounce simple syrup
2 1/2 teaspoon rose water *Original recipe multiplied by 4
8 ounces gin
6 ounce St. Germain
6 ounce fresh lime juice
2 ounce simple syrup
2 teaspoon rose water *Original recipe multiplied by 3
6 ounces gin
4 1/2 ounce St. Germain
4 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1 1/2 ounce simple syrup 1 1/2 teaspoon rose water *Original recipe multiplied by 2
4 ounces gin
3 ounce St. Germain
3 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
1 teaspoon rose water