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Cardamom Rose Cocktail #SummerCocktails

While 'rose' is a polarizing flavor in my household, I love adding organic garden-fresh roses when I have them. So this was a cocktail just for me.

I could also see making this with rose geranium. I might have to see if I can get my hands on some soon for round two.



  • 1-1/2 ounces gin

  • 3/4 ounce rose simple syrup (recipe below)

  • 1/4 ounce freshly squeezed blood orange juice

  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

  • 2 dashes bitters

  • 2 cardamom pods

  • organic roses for garnish

Rose Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup cold water

  • organic rose petals

  • 1/8 teaspoon rose water


Rose Simple Syrup

Place all ingredients in a lidded mason jar. Cover with lid and shake until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let stand overnight. Strain out the petals and keep syrup in the refrigerator. The syrup should keep for two to three weeks if kept refrigerated.


Muddle cardamom pods at the bottom of shaker. Muddle lightly or you will overpower the cocktail. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake. Strain and garnish with rose petals or fresh blood orange wedge. Cheers!

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