"Jack and Rosé 75" Heart-Tee Hibiscus CocktailJuly 23, 2018 19:44
|Michael Hollis, Bar Manager, Ira’s Restaurant, Little Rock, Arkansas
|Makes 1 Cocktail
|This recipe was submitted as part of the official Tales Of the Cocktail Competition 2018, New Orleans, LA, USA
Glass Used: Coupe
1.5 oz. Roxor Gin
0.75 oz. lemon juice
0.5 oz. Heart-tee Hibiscus Tea Syrup* (1:1)
2 drops saline solution (1:4)*
2 oz. GH Brut Rosé
Lemon wheel garnish
*Instructions in directions
Add all ingredients except for garnish and rosé to shaker, add ice, and shake until properly diluted, between 10-15 seconds. Add rosé to shaker, top with strainer, and gently pour into a coupe glass and garnish with lemon wheel.
For tea syrup, make tea as directed by packaging, then add equal amounts tea and sugar by weight.
For saline solution, combine salt (I prefer Diamond Crystal but any non-iodized salt works here) and water at a 1:4 ratio by weight and funnel into a dropper bottle for ease of use.
Choosing an American style gin with more citrus-notes and a sparkling French rosé prompted me to name this passionately pink-colored cocktail after a famous couple of cinema with French and American ties, Jack and Rose.
This well-balanced cocktail shines forth refreshingly and the hibiscus syrup benefits beautifully from the addition of bubbles. While maybe not yet as timeless as its namesake, Jack and Rose, the bond between Rosé and hibiscus will undoubtedly stand the test of time.
Rosé would never leave the hibiscus syrup to die in the middle of the ocean when there was clearly enough room for both of them on that door at the end of Titanic and Rose was just using Jack as a fling to act out against her bethrothed. So, in a way, this cocktail is an even better love story than The Titanic.