"Rosedevil" Hibiscus and Rose CocktailJuly 23, 2018 18:52
|Igor Zukowiec, Owner, Creative Director, ALCHEMIQ, Queens, New York.|
|Makes 1 Cocktail|
|This recipe was submitted as part of the official Tales Of the Cocktail Competition 2018, New Orleans, LA, USA|
Glass Used: Champagne Flute
2 oz. Hendrick's Gin
2 oz. G. H. Mumm Cordon Rouge
2 bar spoons of Rose + Hibiscus Flower Extract by Wild Hibiscus Flower Co
0.5 oz. Lemon juice
Combine all ingredients besides the G. H. Mumm and the garnish in a shaker thin. Add ice and shake. Strain trough a fine strainer to a champagne flute. Top with approximately 2 oz. of the champagne. Squeeze lemon peel over the cocktail and drop it in (or attach to the glass rim).
Since French 75 was the inspiration I didn't want to create something much different. I've decided to work with a G. H. Mumm Champagne to pay the French tribute. I went for Hendrick's gin for its floral and vegetal qualities. The missing link was the Rose + Hibiscus Flower Extract. It's very concentrated and a small amount gives enough sweetness and flavor to the whole cocktail. Lemon balances it out.