Rows of roses

  • serves 1
  • Easy

When the rosé comes out, we know that summer has started. While a chilled glass is perfect on a hot day, the seriously fruity characteristics of this style of wine make it great for cocktails too. Try it in this fantastic, refreshing cognac-based cocktail from Hawksmoor Spitalfields.



  • rosé wine 100ml
  • rose petal cognac 25ml (you’ll need a handful of fresh rose petals)
  • Cocchi Americano Rosa 15ml
  • sugar syrup 5ml
  • Miclo Framboise (or other raspberry eau de vie) 2.5ml
  • raspberries or mint or dried rose petals to serve


  • Step 1

    Step 1

    Make the rose petal cognac by steeping a few fragrant rose petals in a bowl or large jar with a bottle of  VS cognac for an hour or so, checking occasionally for flavour. 

  • Step 2

    Step 2

    Once the cognac is ready, remove the rose petals and pour all of the ingredients into a large wine glass, fill with crushed ice and stir to mix well. Add more ice and garnish with some raspberries, petals and a sprig of mint.