I can’t wait for you all to try this Rose Gin and Tonic! It’s a beautiful, refreshing cocktail that I came up with using some rose syrup from a local coffee shop. A perfect spring and summer drink to serve at your next brunch or just to sip out in the sunshine.
Mixing Drinks with Local Ingredients
I get so excited when I learn of a new local source for something we can use at home. For at least the past 10 years, my husband and I have tried to get as much as we can from our local farmers, markets and shops. As a small business owner myself, it’s so important to me to support my local community, and it’s always a good thing to know where our food comes from. I’m fortunate to live out in the farm country of New Jersey (yes, that’s actually a thing!, haha) so it is easier for us than others for sure.
A few miles east of us, the cute little town of High Bridge is home to Scout’s Coffee Bar and Mercantile. It’s a sweet spot loved by the locals that also happens to serve coffee from a roaster just across the river from me, Homestead Coffee Roasters. A local shop that supports another local business? Win win!
Anyway…My friend shared a post from Scout’s that they’d made some homemade Rose syrup and I knew immediately that I had to have it for some cocktails! Their syrup is made in house and has a very simple ingredient list. Rose, water and sugar. No artificial flavors or preservatives, just how I like it!
Dreaming of Sunday Brunch
Gin and tonic has been my favorite go-to cocktail for a while now. I usually just have it with a whole lot of of limes but lately I’ve been trying to find ways to change it up and see how it pairs with different flavors. It’s a refreshing drink that I love sipping outside in the sunshine so it seemed like something light and floral would be a perfect match.
This cocktail recipe is simple to make, is so refreshing and is just so pretty! I can picture it at a fancy Sunday brunch table surrounded by flowers and good company. It definitely makes me want to plan a fun brunch for my girlfriends! I can’t wait until we can all get dressed up and get together again!
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To make this lovely cocktail, start by gathering your ingredients and supplies. Rose syrup, your favorite gin and some tonic water. You’ll also need lemons and the tools to juice them, as well as some crushed ice and a coupe glass. (I’m currently obsessed with these sweet little glasses, and will be working on more recipes to pour into them!)
Begin by slicing and juicing a lemon, and make sure you get all the good stuff out of it! Add a spoon full of crushed ice to your glass, pour in the rose syrup, lemon juice and gin and then finish with your tonic water. I garnished mine with a slice of lemon and a sprig of fresh mint from the little herb garden I have on my deck.
Take a moment to admire your beautiful drink, and then go sit out in the sunshine and start planning your fancy brunch!
- 1/2 oz Rose Syrup
- 1 oz Lemon juice
- 1 oz Gin
- 3 oz Tonic water
- Fresh mint for garnish
- Juice lemon
- Add a spoonful of crushed ice to your glass
- Add Rose syrup, lemon juice and gin
- Top with tonic water
- Garnish with a lemon slice and sprig of fresh mint
- Sit in the sunshine and sip!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 44gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information is estimated and should only be used as a general guideline.