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Rose Gimlet Recipe | Cocktails to Drink in the Netherlands

The Rose Gimlet was created in the Netherlands. The exact story isn’t widely known. However, we shall raise a glass since it’s not only a beautiful cocktail but also delicious. And you can make this drink at home yourself with the Rose Gimlet recipe below.

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What You’ll Need

Gin (preferably Nolet’s Silver)
St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
Dry Rose Petals (culinary grade)
Raw Sugar
Paring Knife
Cutting Board
Citrus Squeezer or a Citrus Juicer for the lemon
Small Mesh Strainer
Cocktail Shaker & Strainer

Gin Recommendations

Nolet’s Silver

My go-to gin for mixed drinks is usually Bombay Sapphire, however, we’re switching it up. This calls for gin that was created in the cocktail’s homeland of the Netherlands, Nolet’s Silver. This Dutch gin is more floral in taste with notes of Juniper and rose. It also has a hint of peach and raspberry. This profile complements the cocktail perfectly.

Rose Gimlet Recipe

2 ounce – Nolet’s Silver Gin
1 ounce – St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1/2 ounce – Freshly-Squeezed Lime Juice
1/2 ounce – Freshly-Squeezed Lemon Juice
1/4 ounce – Raw Sugar Syrup
Dried rose petals to garnish

1 ounce of packed rose petals to infuse 8 ounces of gin (measured in volume, not weight)

How to Make a Rose Gimlet

Infuse Your Gin

To make your Rose Gimlet begin by infusing your gin. You’ll want to pour 8 ounces of gin in a jar. Then measure 1 ounce of dried rose petals and pour that into the jar. Make sure you pack the rose petals in your measuring device. You can use a jigger for this since it’s such a small amount or measure two tablespoons.

Leave the rose petals in the jar overnight and strain them out the following morning. The rose petals will infuse in the gin rather quickly. Your gin will now be a dark rose color.

Make Your Raw Sugar Syrup

And to make your raw sugar syrup all you need is equal parts raw sugar and water. You’ll place it on low heat and let it simmer for about 20 minutes or until all the raw has dissolved. Let it cool, then refrigerate.

Juice Your Citrus

You’ll want to juice your limes and lemons. I suggest using a citrus juicer or citrus squeezer and straining the pulp with a small mesh strainer. I typically use a juicer if I’m juicing more than a few lemons but always juice my limes with a citrus squeezer.

Make Your Cocktail

Now you’re ready to start making your Rose Gimlet! Place the gin, St. Germain, lime, lemon, and raw sugar syrup into your cocktail shaker. Shake for about 20 seconds. Use your Hawthorne strainer and pour into a cocktail glass.

Garnish with some dry rose petals and enjoy!

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