Roses in the Snow Cocktail

Roses in the Snow Cocktail
  • Yield:1 cocktail
  • Active time:3 minutes
  • Total time:4 minutes

Photograph: Elana Lepkowski

The delicate aroma of roses is the star in this variation on a Gin Fizz cocktail.

Rather than a juniper-heavy London Dry, use a New Western style gin featuring flavors such as cucumber, jasmine, or pine needles. Hendrick's, Uncle Val's, or Botanivore from St. George Spirits are good examples.

Note: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (see note above)
  • 3/4 ounce rosewater
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • 3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters

Directions

  1. 1.

    Add gin, lemon, simple syrup, rosewater, and eggwhite to a cocktail shaker. Dry shake (without ice) to incorporate eggwhite, about 30 seconds. Fill shaker with ice and shake until frothy, about 30 seconds longer.

  2. 2.

    Double strain by pouring through a bar strainer into a fine-mesh or conical strainer set in a highball glass filled with ice. Top drink with club soda and bitters. Gently stir and serve.