Rose Grapefruit Spritz

Photo courtesy of Glendalough Gin

Garden party in a glass

This is the season of celebrations, of graduations, weddings, reunions, garden parties and festive brunches. It’s also the season of light, fresh drinks best enjoyed outdoors.

Bringing all that together is a new rose-flavoured gin from Ireland’s Glendalough Distillery. Head distiller Rowdy Rooney created it to honour his late mother, Rose—and used rose petals she planted herself, along with wild roses, mountain herbs and other botanicals. It’s beautifully floral and complex, perfect with tonic or citrus in a spritz. Find Glendalough Rose Gin at private retailers for a suggested price of $58.

Recipe courtesy of Glendalough Distillery. 

• 2 oz Glendalough Rose Gin

• 1 oz fresh lime juice

• Grapefruit-flavoured sparkling water, enough to top (such as Perrier or La Croix)

• Garnish: fresh grapefruit slice and fresh mint leaves

Fill a large wine glass with ice. Add rose gin and lime juice, top with soda and stir gently to combine. Garnish with grapefruit slice and fresh mint. Serves 1.

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