Rose Gin Cocktail

Rose Gin Cocktail

This Rose Gin Cocktail is a relatively light and moderately sweet, luscious, and refreshing cocktail with a delicate botanical aroma. Perfect summer drink!

Rose Gin Cocktail
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Dessert Drink Challenge #DrinkMoreSweets

Hey everyone! I know it’s not Friday quite yet – so happy (almost) Friday! In my book, anticipation is the best part of it, don’t you think so?

Before we briefly talk about this fabulous Rose Gin Cocktail, I want to repeat some exciting news I mentioned in my previous post.

It’s about Instagram challenge! Anisa (Instagram The Wonky Stove), huge public HautesCuisines, and I (Instagram Havoc In The Kitchen ) are running an Instagram food challenge next week. This challenge is about Dessert Drinks, and it could be everything from a milkshake or lemonade to a fancy cocktail or mocktail. As you probably noticed, I’ve been enjoying fancy, light, and sweet cocktail ideas this summer. So the chances I will be sharing more of such ideas next week are really high! Oops that was a spoiler! I hope you don’t mind more cocktails on this blog?

Anyway, I’ve attached a poster with the details. Or you can head to Anisa’s or my Instagram to check it out! I know many of you create some stunning drinks and cocktails, so I really hope you join the challenge.

Rose Gin Cocktail

Lets’ talk about this Rose Gin Cocktail for a minute. On the other hand, what’s the point of talking – we should be sipping on it haha.

Certainly, it’s very similar to previously posted Rose Martini Cocktail. Just stronger and bolder. While it’s still delicately sweet, I wouldn’t classify it 100% a dessert cocktail. It’s like a refined version of mojito, just without rum. By the way, I bet (Well I know for sure now) it also works well with rum. Gin and martini vermouth go nicely together, but feel free to use only gin. As always, it’s more like the idea that should be adjusted to your preferences. I believe some other strong spirits like vodka could work well. You will need to experiment here by yourself though as I detest vodka (It has such an obnoxious smell to me). Did I just ruin another stereotype that all Russians love vodka? Totally not true!

I hope you like this Rose Gin Cocktail, and you will give this idea a try. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen. And I hope you join this Instagram food challenge!

Cheers until next drink, oh I mean till next time!

Rose Gin Cocktail
Rose Gin Cocktail

Rose Gin Cocktail

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Drinks


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This Rose Gin Cocktail is a relatively light and moderately sweet, luscious, and refreshing cocktail with a delicate botanical aroma. Perfect summer drink!


  • about 1,5 – 2 oz. gin

  • 2 oz. extra dry Martini Vermouth – See notes

  • about 1 oz. of Rose Syrup or Rose Petal Jam (syrup only), less or more to taste

  • juice of 1 lime, less or more to taste

  • 1/2 cup crushed ice


  • In a shaker, combine the rose syrup, gin, martini (if using both), lime juice, and ice. Shake about 30 seconds to combine. As always, try and adjust to your liking by adding more of gin, martini, syrup, or lime. Enjoy right away!


  • Substitute more gin for Martini Vermouth, for a stronger version.
  • White rum would be a good substitution. Mix in some mint for a Rose Mojito!
  • If you don’t have rose petals on hands, you can make simple sugar syrup infused with a few drops of rose water.
  • Of course, ice is optional. You can simply chill the ingredients prior to using. Or make rose-infused ice cubes for a stunning presentation and even more flavour!

18 thoughts on “Rose Gin Cocktail

  1. Neil says:

    Gin seems to be the “in” drink at the moment Ben so you’ve certainly hit the spot with this Rose Gin Cocktail. We’ve visited several Gin distilleries in Scotland recently so have a surplus of Gin. I’ve never added rose to it. I love the sound of doing that and changing up the flavour. Thanks for this recipe!
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  2. Marissa says:

    I do love a good gin cocktail, Ben, and this one looks fantastic! Love the idea of adding rose as a lovely floral layer of flavor.

  3. David Scott Allen says:

    This is fantastic! We make our own gin (it’s really just vodka infused with a variety of herbs and botanicals) and have added orange blossom water from time to time. It would be so great to taste it with the rose flavor by making your cocktail.

    Ben – I’ve been trying to find a place to subscribe to your blog. Do you send it out by email? I would love to get your posts on a regular basis.

  4. David @ Spiced says:

    Gin really does pair so well with botanicals, so I can see why it works with rose flavor. What a fun summer drink, Ben! I could definitely get on board with one of these cocktails at say 5:00 today! :-) Have a great weekend, my friend!!
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