Rose Martini Cocktail Recipe

Elevate your next party with this delicious Rose Martini recipe. It’s sweet, refreshing, and easy to make. The perfect drink for any occasion!

rose water cocktail - clear shot of the cocktail

This Rose Martini recipe is the ultimate and most delicious and aromatic pink martini.

It’s the perfect take on the classic cocktail for Valentine’s day or any romantic occasion. Or why not enjoy it with friends for an extra fancy occasion?

rose martini - top view of the drink

What is a Martini?

A classic cocktail, the martini is made with a base of gin or vodka and vermouth (usually dry white vermouth).

It can be amped up with a dash of bitters and garnished with a lemon peel (for a classic martini) or olive. Or you can get really creative and add in pickles for a non-traditional Pickle Martini.

rose gin cocktail - ingredients used to make the cocktail

What Ingredients Go Into This Rose Martini Recipe?


Pink strawberry gin

Peach schnapps

Orange bitters

Rose water

Honey and rose simple syrup — As exotic as it sounds, it’s quite easy to make so refer to the recipe below.

Strawberry and rose petals — For garnish

martini rose - with a petal as garnish

What Is Pink Gin?

Infused with strawberry, pink gin boasts a lovely pink color and is much sweeter and fruiter than the basic gin.

It originated as a seasickness ailment for the British Royal Navy. You can mix up a lot of other fun and pretty drinks with it like a Pink Gin Spritz.

rose water cocktails - part of the ingredients

How to Make the Honey and Rose Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is essentially a form of liquid sugar that can be used for sweetening cocktails or any kind of drinks and to sweeten and moisten cakes.

Of course, it is possible to buy ready-made.

But since it’s one of the most affordable and easy to make ingredients, it makes perfect sense to make it at home.

Ingredients needed for the Honey and Rose Simple Syrup:

— 1 cup honey

— 3/4 cup water

— 1/4 cup rose water

 Dried rosebuds (organic and food-grade)

How to Make the Honey and Rose Syrup

1 — In a small bowl, heat the honey on low in the microwave for 10 seconds (or until it becomes runnier).

Depending on the temperature of your kitchen, honey can be crystalized and more difficult to dissolve in water.

2 — In a small saucepan, stir the heated honey, water, rose water, and dried rosebuds and stir until completely dissolved.

3 — Once the mixture thickens and the color starts turning red, stop the cooking process and let it sit for a couple of minutes.

4 — Strain and store in an airtight container in the fridge.

When making this simple syrup, you can omit the rose water. However, the rose water enhances the rose aromas and flavors.

Because the simply syrup needs to be chilled when making the cocktail, we recommend making it in advance.

rose syrup cocktail - pouring ingredients in a cocktail shaker

How to Make a Rose Martini

1 — Chill the martini glass in the freezer for at least 15-20 minutes.

roses martini mix - empty cup

2 — Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, vodka, pink gin, peach schnapps, orange bitters, rosewater, and honey and rose simple syrup.

3 — Close tight and shake vigorously for about 1 minute.

4 — Take the glass from the freezer and strain and pour the cocktail.

rosewater cocktail - pouring cocktail in a cup

5 — Garnish with a slice of strawberry and a rose petal.

You can make the strawberry slice sit on the brim of the glass by making a tiny sloth on the side of it.

cocktails with rose water - photo of the equipment used

Don’t forget to share your Rose Martini with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations! Looking for more quick and delicious recipes? You can find them all right here with a few desserts to go along with them.


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