Black Thorn Rose | Cocktail Party

Black Thorn Rose

Black Thorn Rose cocktail with gin, sloe gin, red wine aperitif, and rose syrup

The Black Thorn Rose from David Slape at PDT is a gin-forward, Martini-esque drink with just a kiss of sweetness from sloe gin and rose syrup.

Slape’s recipe calls for Lillet Rouge, a red wine apéritif that acts as a sweeter twist on vermouth. Dubonnet or Bonal would work well, too. The recipe also calls for Hendrick’s gin, a gin made with rose and other botanicals. It’s a perfect fit, of course – but the drink still has a good deal of charm with a regular ol’ London Dry.

Ingredients

Instructions

Stir all ingredients with ice in a mixing glass. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a rose petal if you’re feeling maudlin.

Cocktail Party app on tablets and phones

Get the App

The Cocktail Party app puts this drink – and hundreds more – in your pocket, and tells you what you can make from the ingredients you have at home. It's the best $3.99 you'll ever spend on a drink.

Read more

Easy, well-designed

The best of the cocktail apps (and I've tried them all). Easy, well-designed interface and the largest database of drinks.
US Howard Sundwall, Google Play Store