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Rosewater Gin and Tonic

This is a simple twist on a classic cocktail. We love the combination of rosewater and fresh strawberry. You can add a squeeze of lime juice, too, for a more familiar flavor. Look for edible dried rose petals in specialty food stores or online.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 cocktail
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Ingredients

1 teaspoon dried edible rose petals

6 ounces tonic water

1 1/2 ounces good-quality gin

1/2 to 1 teaspoon rosewater

1 strawberry, for garnish

Directions

  1. Drop 1/2 teaspoon of the rose petals into a highball or Collins glass, fill the glass with ice, then add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon rose petals. Pour in the tonic water, then the gin, then the rosewater, and top off with a bit more ice. Make a slice in the strawberry from the pointed end almost to the root, and balance the strawberry on the rim of the glass.
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