There a few things more sacred in summer than a gorgeous rose climbing wildly through ones garden. Everything from the luscious petals, entrancing scent and vibrant colours are some of the many reasons to embrace the summer season and get outside.

This week in our cocktail series we highlight one of our favourite ingredients from a local distiller. While  Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers has been known for a few years now for their unfiltered gin, eau de vie’s, and white rye, their rose gin is one ingredient we always have trouble tracking down in the summer. This year we planned ahead and picked up a bottle in the spring and needless to say as soon as the summer heat hit, we were ready to get mixing.

We thought a classic Gin Fizz would be a great host for this ingredient, seeing as it’s often riffed on by bartenders and mixologists alike trading out different types of citrus, liqueurs, and brands of gin. In this case, we’ve kept things pretty classic switching regular gin for two ounces of Dillion’s Rose Gin to really make it shine through. This not only produces a much more delicate flavour profile in the cocktail but makes it slightly less alcoholic in proof and thus easier to drink more thank one 😉

Check out the recipe and method below, so you can try your hand at creating Rose Gin Fizz at home this summer!

Rose Gin Fizz

INGREDIENTS

2oz Rose Gin
1 Egg White
1/2 Lemon Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
Rose buds for garnish

METHOD

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and dry shake to emulsify ingredients. Re-shake mixture with large chunks of ice until well chilled. Double strain mixture into a chilled coupe and garnish with rose buds.