Rose + Rosé Bourbon Cocktail
This wintery bourbon cocktail is light and bright, thanks to grapefruit, homemade rose syrup and rosé wine.
- 2 ounces whiskey we used Jack Daniels Single Barrel
- 3 ounces rosé wine
- 1 teaspoon rose syrup
- 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
- Sparkling water to taste
- Grapefruit slices or peel for garnish
Mix the ingredients (except for garnish) and pour over ice in a lowball glass.
Top with a couple ounces sparkling water, and add grapefruit slices or peel to the glass.
You can purchase good-quality rose syrup, or make it yourself using food-grade rosewater and/or organic rose petals. If you want a slightly less acidic cocktail, use a couple small segments of grapefruit peel rather than the slices for the garnish. The peel will impart the oils of the fruit without adding to the drink’s acidity.