Rose (cocktail)

Rose is a cocktail made of vermouth, cherry eau de vie (Kirsch) and fruit syrup (strawberry, raspberry or redcurrant).[1] Some recipes include cherry liqueur and gin.[2]

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TypeWine cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
ServedStraight up; without ice
Standard garnishMaraschino cherry
Standard drinkware
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Cocktail glass
Commonly used ingredients
PreparationShake together in a cocktail shaker, then strain into chilled glass. Garnish and serve.

The Rose cocktail was popular in 1920s Paris and was created by Johnny Mitta, barman at the Chatham Hotel.[3][4][5] A recipe for it can be found in a 1927 book by Harry McElhone, owner of Harry's New York Bar in Paris.[6]


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  2. ^ "Rip" (Georges Gabriel Thenon) (1929). Cocktails de Paris. Demangel, Paris.
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  6. ^ Harry McElhone (1927). Barflies and Cocktails. Lecram Press, Paris.