TGIF: Rose Water Cocktail August 30 2013

This refreshingly light and undoubtedly pretty cocktail requires fresh grapefruit juice and an easy to make rose water syrup to create. We love using multipurpose ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen (or makeup cupboard!). Rose water isn't just for your complexion; it's a fragrant addition to baked goods and beverages. Enjoy this drink during the last days of summer and have a Happy Labour Day weekend!

The Rose Water Cocktail

Ingredients:

1 OZ Gin or Vodka
1 OZ Rose Water Syrup (see below)
1 TBSP of Fresh lime juice
2 OZ Fresh grapefruit juice
Sparkling Water

Directions:

Combine alcohol, syrup, lime juice, and grapefruit juice in a shaker with ice.
Shake for about 10 seconds.
Pour into a glass over fresh ice.
Top glass off with sparkling water.
Garnish with a slice of grapefruit, rose petals, or decorative stir stick!

The Rose Water Syrup

Combine 2.5 cups of water and 4 cups of sugar in a pot and bring to a boil.
Let simmer for 10 minutes.
Add half a cup of rose water and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Store in a sealed container.
Keeps for 2 weeks in fridge.

The Bracelet

Me&Ro's lotus petal bracelet in silver is very feminine and very easy to wear. The lotus flower is the symbol of creation and manifestion in the Hindu religion and a classic symbol in the Me&Ro jewellery line.

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