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.
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
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.
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.