This week's Saturday Sipper may seem a little girly, but don't shy away guys, it's still a great summer drink. It's named after Cleopatra because she believed that rose petals were an aphrodisiac. Amor, amor!
The Egyptian Rose—known for its many petals—was the one that Cleopatra used to entice Mark Antony. Apparently Cleo covered the floors of her palace, and of course, in her boudoir and most especially around her bed. Rumor has it that the fresh rose petals were a foot and a half deep, and even the sails of Cleopatra's royal barge were drenched in rose water. So how could Mark Antony not succumb to the seductive minx? Try this drink and see what happens.
2 oz gin (of your choice)
2 drops rose water
roses for garnishing
Fill two glasses with ice and add an ounce of gin into to each. Add 1 drop of rose water to each glass... You do have some, don't you?! Fill up the rest of the glass with pink lemonade (yes, I suppose plan yellow lemonade would do in a pinch, but really...) then garnish with roses or rose petals. I'm sure that Cleopatra would approve.
Makes two rosy cocktails!
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