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Coming up Roses

August 10/11/12/13/21, 2010 (part of Cocktail Chronicle)

Uniquely flowery and gorgeous to look at.

The original recipe has too many unusual (to me) items such as rose syrup, rose water and raspberry-infused rum.  I replace them with what I do have: Rose geranium in my garden and crème de framboise.  Call it Apéritif de Opportunité.

Inspired by Coming up Roses in MIXSHAKESTIR (Makes 2)

  • Wedges of ½ lime
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • 16 rose geranium leaves, plus 1 more
  • 0.3 oz crème de framboise (raspberry liquor)
  • 3.3 oz white rum
  • 4 oz sparkling wine, well chilled.


  1. Chill 2 Champaign flutes.
  2. Muddle lime wedges, lime juice and simple syrup in a shaker.
  3. Strain.
  4. Add rose geranium leaves, crème de framboise and white rum.  Put the shaker aside at room temperature for at least 4 hours.
  5. Before serving, rub the rim of the glasses with the reserved geranium leaf.
  6. Strain what’s in the shaker, divide equally among the flutes.
  7. Top each flute with 2 oz sparkling wine and serve.

One Comment

  1. This should be a Shalese original! It’s different enough from the original recipe… The rose geranium is delicate, floral and fresh. The first time Shalese made it, it was absolutely divine…

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