Gin and rose cocktail

This dainty drink is pretty as a picture. (Mr Colonial Cravings was quite keen on it despite this – don’t tell him that I told you.) It’s delicately fruity and floral and just perfect for sipping as the evenings get warmer.
Hendricks is the perfect gin to use in this because it already has notes of rose in it, although I wouldn’t turn down one made with an alternative gin either…

To make the honey simple syrup you just need to use a 1:1 ratio of honey and water and simmer it for a minute or two. Allow to cool before using obviously.

Gin and rose cocktail

Ingredients
makes 2

70ml Hendricks gin
juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp rosewater
2 tsp elderflower cordial
2 tbsp honey simple syrup
8 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters (to make it blush pink)

Put everything in a cocktail shaker with lots of ice and shake together for a minute. Strain into pretty glasses and garnish with a lemon twist.

Gin and rose cocktail