Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Rose Martinis For Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day party people! For this celebration of love, what's more romantic than a cocktail filled with roses? 

Tonight people in many places of the world are toasting to romance. I'll be making these at my house. 

This cocktail a vodka based martini. I added rose flavored syrup and a splash of rosewater. Yes. It tastes like roses. No, it does not taste like perfume, at least to me anyway. 

For an extra decorative touch, I embellished the martini glass rims with rose sugar.  The rose sugar can be made the day of but store it in a tightly sealed plastic container for future use. You can add it to decorate cookies or other baked goods.

For another beautiful garnish idea, use fresh (non-sprayed) rose petals. 

I created this cocktail with a single girl's Valentine's celebration in mind. Unless your fella is a Girl Drink Drunk, this cocktail probably is not for him. 

Whether you are single or paired, enjoy your day!

Rose Martinis For Valentine's Day
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2 martinis

For the Rose Sugar:

  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoon crushed dried rosebuds or rose petals.
For the Rose Martini:
  • 2 ozs of Vodka (preferable from the freezer)
  • 1 oz rose syrup ( you can find a recipe here or buy it here
  • 2 teaspoons rose water 
  • In a small separate bowl mix the white granulated sugar together with the dried rose petals. Spread the mixture out on a small flat plate.
  • Dip the rims of 2 martini glasses in water and then into the plate of rose sugar.
  • Combine the vodka, rose syrup and rose water in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake and pour into the prepared glasses straining the ice.
  • Garnish with a dried rosebud or two.

Like Flavored Vodka Martinis? Try These:

Pomelo Martini 

Root Beer Martini

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