Everyone enjoys a festive drink. Whether you be imbibing or not, this fun and floral Wild Rose-tini is the perfect summer sipper for an evening with friends.
The Wild Rose-tini
1.5oz Rose Petal Shrub No. 5 1.5oz White Rum or Vodka or seltzer* .75oz Honey Simple Syrup (recipe follows) 3 drops Bitter Tears, Hibiscus Rose Bitters (optional) Lemon Twist Pinch Maine Sea Salt (optional) Tulsi Leaves and Rosa Rugosa Petals for garnish
Make: In a cocktail shaker, add Rose Petal Shrub No. 5, White Rum or Vodka, Honey Simple Syrup, bitters, and ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled coupe. Add a twist of lemon, just to get the essential oils, discard. Sprinkle with a pinch of Maine Sea Salt and garnish with fresh Tulsi leaves, flowers, or rose petals.
*For a mocktail version of this drink, combine all the ingredients in a highball glass, fill with ice, stir, and top with seltzer. Total amount of seltzer added will be anywhere from 2oz-6oz. This will depend on your personal taste, and how tangy you like your drink. Garnish with freshly harvested rose petals and tulsi, and serve with a flowery paper straw.
Honey Simple Syrup: 1c honey 1c water
Combine in a saucepan and bring to a low boil. Allow to boil until the honey is dissolved. About 5 minutes. Keep a careful eye on this as it can boil quickly, and if you're not careful, it can burn rather easily.