The Rose

The Rose

On this day (May 11) in the year 1672, Louis XIV invades the Netherlands. Another rather irrelevant fact gave us the inspiration for our next cocktail: the rose! Fresh from the land of love - France!

 

Ingredients

20ml Kirsch

40ml Dry Vermouth

3 Dashes Strawberry Syrup

 

Method

  1. Fill a martini glass with ice and set aside to chill.
  2. Shake Kirsch, Vermouth and strawberry syrup together in a cocktail shaker.
  3. Empty the chilled martini glass.
  4. Strain liquid from cocktail shaker into martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
  6. Enjoy!
 

Flavours

If you are a fan of cherries like me, you'll absolutely love this bad boy. It literally tastes like you are eating a maraschino cherry or just a sweet cherry. Its amazing, there's like a hint of an alcohol taste, but this is dominated by the cherry flavour. The aftertaste is almost completely gone as soon as the liquid leaves your mouth, leaving a very minor lingering cherry taste similar to what you get after devouring a maraschino cherry.

You can smell sweet mix of cherry and strawberry from this cocktail, with none of the alcoholic scent potency of the individual ingredients. 10/10 would drink again.

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