Recipe courtesy of Jerry Slater

Run For The Roses (Specialty Cocktail)

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 45 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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2 1/2 ounces bourbon (recommended: Woodford Reserve)

1/2 ounces Rose Syrup, recipe follows

Dash Angostura Bitters

Garnish with organic Primrose

Rose Syrup:

1 cup sugar 

1 quart water

1 cup Primrose Petals

1 cup fresh raspberries

4 teaspoons rose water


  1. In a cocktail shaker mix together bourbon, rose syrup, and bitters, shake well and pour into chilled martini glass. Garnish with Primrose.

Rose Syrup:

Yield: approximately 1 quart
  1. Make simple syrup by heating 1 cup sugar and 1 quart water until dissolved. While still warm add rose petals and infuse covered for about 30 minutes. Muddle raspberries and add syrup, stirring well. Add rose water and strain to remove raspberry seeds.