Drink the New Pink Cocktail this Summer Made with a Rose Gin from Glendalough Distillery
Step Aside “Dirty Shirley”, the pink drink of the summer isn’t a glass of Rosé or a grenadine cocktail. Taste summer with the small-batch, slowly distilled, Rose Gin from Glendalough Distillery, crafted with real rose petals. Or hop on the Hibiscus trend and try it in the refreshing seasonal recipe below!
Looking for the perfect pink cocktail? Here are recipes for the Hibiscus Rose, Rose Martini and the Rose G&T below which are easy and delicious warm weather refreshments. Can’t convince you to drink pink all summer long? Sub in Glendalough’s Wild Botanical Gin – it’s the ultimate pairing partner for tonic, fresh herbs and in-season citrus.
Summer Cocktail Inspiration:
1.5 oz Glendalough Rose Gin
0.5 oz Hibiscus Tea Syrup*
0.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Dried Lemon Wheel, garnish
Rose Petal, garnish
Pour the Rose Gin, Hibiscus Tea Syrup and Lemon Juice into a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Double Strain into a coupe glass and top with prosecco. Garnish with a dried lemon wheel and rose petal on top.
*Hibiscus tea syrup = Steep 7 Hibiscus tea bags in 33 oz of water for 15 mins. Add 16 oz of sugar and stir until dissolved.
1.5 oz. Glendalough Rose Gin
0.5 oz. Dry Vermouth
0.5 oz. Elderflower Liqueur
Lemon twist, garnish
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until very cold. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
2 oz. Glendalough Rose Gin
Lime wedge, garnish
Mint sprig, garnish
Add Rose Gin in an ice-filled wine glass. Top with tonic water and garnish with a slice of lime and a fresh sprig of mint.
Glendalough Rose Gin ($34.99)
Glendalough distills wild Wicklow and Heritage rose petals with botanicals in a pot still to craft a unique, small-batch gin. Given the delicate ingredients, Glendalough Rose Gin is distilled even slower and more gently, with vapor distillation playing a bigger part extracting essential oils and floral notes. After distillation, it is further infused with even more roses to deepen the flavors and impart a lovely pink hue. The Rose Gin was created as a way for Glendalough Distiller, Rowdy Rooney, to honor his mother. Mother Rose loved her rose garden, so after her passing, Rowdy bottled her memory in the form of a light, floral and flavorful rose gin.
Glendalough Wild Gin ($34.99)
They forage wild plants from the mountains around the distillery to make this extraordinary gin. These sustainably picked plants go fresh (not dried) into the still within hours of foraging. They are painstakingly slow-distilled to tease out delicate flavors in tiny batches. The cut-points are decided batch by batch, by smell and taste (never timed or automated) as if each batch is the first, putting this gin on a whole other level of flavor. The knowledge, experience and effort that goes into each bottle is what makes it so special. Try it in a G&T garnished with a wedge of grapefruit and a freshly torn sprig of basil. Or try it in a Tom Collins.