Happy International Women’s Day!
This year’s theme is Choose To Challenge and while everyone’s fight and struggles are different, I think we as women have a right and responsibility to continue challenging injustices, unequal pay, gender rules & assumptions, workplace microaggressions, and stereotypes that aim to work against us. I also believe it is so important that we start celebrating us all year long. If it had not been for a supportive community of women I’m not sure how I would have made it through 2020. The women I’ve known and the women I’ve met on social have been a powerful and sincere driving force behind helping me maintain my joy and passion day after day. Our humor, candor, authenticity, forward movement & innovation, strength, and boldness is unmatched. To be a woman is a gift and I want to say Bravo ladies! We continue to show up and create spaces for women to thrive and belong. Cheers to us!
Let’s celebrate the day with this delicious cocktail made with real dried roses, fresh lemon juice, and of course, gin. I purchased my dried roses from And That’s the Tea co on Etsy and they are so fresh and super fragrant. They can be used in tea, potpourri, and used to make simple syrups like the rose simple syrup made here. This would be a perfect cocktail for a ladies’ night, bridal shower, or a sunny afternoon hanging out in the backyard. It’s floral, sweet, tart, and very refreshing.
How to make this delicious Rose Lemonade Cocktail
Rose simple syrup
Add the dried roses, sugar, and water to a small pot and simmer for 10 minutes over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a low boil then reduce the heat to low and continue to simmer until the liquid thickens. Remove from the heat and let it cool before using it in the cocktail. You will need to strain the syrup to remove the rose petals.
Making the cocktail
Add the ice, gin, rose simple syrup, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker or mason jar. Cover the shaker and shake well for 10-15 seconds. Strain the cocktail into a coupe glass and garnish with a lemon slice and dried roses.
Making a Mocktail
Add the ice, simple syrup, and lemon juice to a shaker or mason jar. Cover and shake for 10-15 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass and top with soda water or sprite.Print