There are a lot of things you can do to show your friends or significant other that they’re important to you. One of my favorite things to do is to cook and make cocktails. I can’t say I’m a world class chef in the kitchen, but I’d consider myself to be fairly decent at mixing up a good drink or two, like this Ruby Rose cocktail.
I recently had the opportunity to partner with Belvedere Vodka for Valentine’s Day to create a cocktail you could enjoy with your friends or significant other. Don’t limit this cocktail to just Valentine’s Day though. With spring and summer around the corner, this Ruby Rose cocktail has all the fixings you need.
How to Make a Ruby Rose Cocktail
Makes 1 cocktail
- 1.5 ounce Belvedere vodka
- 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3/4 ounce simple syrup
- 1/2 ounce egg white from a small to medium egg
- 4 raspberries
- 2 dashes of rose water (optional)
- Dried rose petals or raspberries for garnish
- Cocktail shaker
- Hawthorne strainer
- Fine-mesh strainer
- Jigger or small liquid measuring glass
- Coupe glass
- Build the cocktail: Place the vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, egg white, and raspberries in a cocktail shaker. Using a muddler, press the ingredients to squeeze the juice from the raspberries. Do not add ice yet.
- Dry shake the cocktail: Seal the shaker and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. (This is referred to as a “dry shake.” It’s good for incorporating the egg white before adding ice to the shaker.)
- Shake again with ice: Add ice, seal again, and shake for 7 to 10 seconds more to chill.
- Strain the cocktail: Fit a Hawthorne strainer over the top of the shaker and pour the cocktail through a fine-mesh strainer into a coupe glass. This is referred to as a “double strain” and this method is used to catch any ice shards or pulp from the fresh-squeezed lemon juice or muddled raspberries.
- Garnish and serve: Garnish with dried rose petals or speared raspberries