Cocktail: The Garden District

Welcome the first days of spring with an elegant cocktail of complex flavors and a hefty punch of gin. March deserves a splash of something floral!

Photo by Elizabeth Gelineau

The Garden District

1 1/2 ounces gin with floral notes (such as Hendrick’s)
1 1/2 teaspoons rose water (available at most grocery stores and Whole Foods)
3 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons chilled rosé
3 teaspoons simple syrup or light agave
a splash of club soda
edible flower for garnish (such as violas or pansies)

Shake all ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker to combine. Strain into a Champagne coupe or martini glass and serve topped with an edible flower. Serves 1.

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