By Yankee Magazine
May 06 2019
May Flowers Fizz
This gin cocktail recipe was inspired by a season 3 episode of Weekends with Yankee visit to Tamworth Distilling, a small-batch spirits producer located in the idyllic village of Tamworth, at the southern edge of the White Mountains. Fragrant with aromas of ginger, lime, and rose, it’s a terrific way to celebrate blossom season.
First, a few notes on the ingredients: Rose water is available at many Whole Foods stores, gourmet markets, and Middle Eastern and Indian groceries. As for the ginger syrup, you can make it by simmering 1 cup each of water, sugar, and peeled sliced ginger until it’s reduced by a third. And to avoid pesticides on the flower petals used in this cocktail, use only organically or home-grown blooms—or simply garnish just before serving, so the flowers have limited contact with the drink.
As is, the recipe serves two, but it can be easily scaled up to serve a crowd.
2 ounces (¼ cup) gin
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) ginger syrup
¾ ounce (1½ tablespoons) fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons rose water
Splash of plain seltzer
Fresh rose petals, for garnish
Combine gin, ginger syrup, lime juice, and rose water in a shaker, fill two-thirds of the way with ice, and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a coupe, top with a splash of seltzer, garnish with rose petals, and serve cold.