At parties, many people prefer to drink cocktails. Therefore, if you want to impress your guests with something special - try those that include rose water.

We have prepared for you 15 rose water cocktail recipes that your guests will love.

How do people get rose water? Rose water is a liquid obtained by soaking rose petals in water or by distilling rose petals with steam.

Rose water is often used in medication and beauty industry to make compresses and inhalations, lotions and cremes, but also intended for internal use.

Rose water contains vitamins such as A, C, E, and B, they help get rid of stress, cheer up, and also relieve headaches and improve digestion. So, rose water drinks are not only tasty but also healthy.

In our article, we have prepared for you a lot of rose water cocktail recipes that you can treat your friends to at a party.

Alcoholic Cocktails

What's a party without an alcoholic cocktail? 

Of course, alcohol is not something you can heal your body with, and many experts do not recommend frequent alcohol consumption because this can cause health and well-being problems.

But in small quantities, even alcoholic cocktails can be useful for the reasons:

  • Berries and garnishes used for cocktails contain vitamin C.

  • Gin includes some ingredients such as juniper berries, angelica root, rosemary, citrus, and sage - these ingredients have a beneficial effect on the body.

  • The high level of antioxidants found in alcohol affects health, especially the cardiovascular system. It can prevent plaque, a consequence of high blood pressure, high sugar, and cholesterol.

If you want to treat yourself to a cocktail, you can have one drink per day if you are a woman and up to two drinks if you are a man. These norms are calculated for an adult with no contraindications to alcohol or cocktail components.

Therefore, we have selected the best rose water cocktail recipe for alcoholic cocktails.

Cocktail 1: Rose Water Lemon Drop Martini


  • A tablespoon of sugar;
  • Dried rose petals;
  • Three ounces of vodka;
  • Two oz rose water;
  • An ounce of lemon juice;
  • A tablespoon of agave syrup.

    Cooking method

    1. Swipe a lemon wedge around the rim of each glass and fill them with rose petals mixed with sugar.
    2. Mix all other ingredients of the cocktail in a shaker, adding ice, then shake the shaker and then chill the contents.
    3. Pour the finished liquid into glasses with rose and sugar, do not forget to color the rose water cocktails with a slice of lemon.

      This cocktail with rose water is ready! Treat your friends.


      Cocktail 2: Grapefruit Campari Rose Water 


      • A glass of grapefruit juice;
      • Two tablespoons of Campari;
      • Two teaspoons of sugar;
      • A half of teaspoon rose water;
      • Sparkling water
      • Grapefruit pieces;
      • Mint.
      Cooking method
      1. Mix grapefruit juice, Campari, rose water, and sugar.
      2. Pour contents into 4 glasses, top with sparkling water and garnish glasses with slices and mint.


      Cocktail 3: Rose Water Gin and Tonic


      • Half an ounce of gin;
      • A quarter teaspoon of rose water;
      • Four ounces of tonic water;
      • Lime wedge.
       Cooking method
      1. Fill a glass with ice.
      2. Pour gin, rose water, and tonic water into a glass with ice and stir for half a minute.
      3. Decorate glasses with ready-made rose water cocktails with lime.


        Cocktail 4: Strawberry Rose Gin Fizz Recipe


        • Six strawberries;
        • Two teaspoons of granulated sugar;
        • Four shots of gin;
        • A teaspoon of rose water;
        • A pinch of salt;
        • Half a glass of soda.

        Cooking method

        1. Wash and clean the strawberries, and cut them into small pieces.
        2. Sprinkle strawberries with sugar and leave for 5 minutes.
        3. Mash the strawberries with a fork.
        4. Add ice to a shaker, then pour in the prepared sugared strawberries, rose water, gin and salt.
        5. Shake the shaker and divide the contents into two glasses.
        6. Add sparkling water and a lime wedge to each glass.

          Your drink is ready!


          Cocktail 5: Mango & Rose Water Sorbet


          • A glass of granulated sugar;
          • Three-quarters cup of water;
          • Two cups of frozen mangoes;
          • Half a glass of dry white wine;
          • A teaspoon of rose water;
          • Lime zest;
          • A mint;
          • An ice;
           Cooking method
          1. Combine water, sugar, and lime and bring to a boil over medium heat.
          2. Turn on the lowest power and stir your future cocktail until the sugar is dissolved.
          3. Remove your cocktail from heat and let it cool.
          4. In a food processor, combine mango, ice, rose water, wine, and cold lime syrup, and blend for a few minutes. Put it all in the freezer for an hour.
          5. Before serving a pink mango and rose cocktail to guests, pour it into glasses, garnishing it with mint leaves.


            Cocktail 6: Raspberry Rosewater Cocktail


            • One part of unflavored vodka;
            • Two ounces of crushed raspberries;
            • One part of pineapple juice;
            • Lemon juice;
            • A quarter teaspoon of rose water;
            • Ice.

            Cooking method

            1. Add all ingredients except ice to a shaker and shake, adding ice at the end. Shake the cocktail for a minute.
            2. Strain your cocktail into a glass, garnish with raspberries.

             The perfect cocktail with the rose water is ready to drink!


            Cocktail 7: Floral Martini


            • Two shots of dry gin;
            • Half a shot of elderberry liqueur;
            • Half a shot of martini;
            • A quarter shot of rose water;
            • a half shot of cool water (you can do this with ice).
            Cooking method
            • Mix all products by adding ice.
            • Strain the drink into cold glasses.

             You can serve this cocktail with rose water on the table.

            Cocktail 8: Indian Rose 


            • Half a shot of dry gin;
            • A quarter shot of apricot cognac liqueur;
            • A quarter shot of rose water;
            • A quarter shot of sugar rose water;
            • a half shot of cool water.
            Cooking method
            1. Mix all ingredients by adding ice.
            2. Strain your drink into cold glasses.

             You can serve your rose water mixed drinks to the table.


            Cocktail 9: Rosa Picante Margarita


            • Two shots of tequila;
            • Three-quarters of lime juice;
            • A quarter of sugar syrup;
            • Half a shot of ginger sugar syrup;
            • A piece of jalapeno;
            • Two dashes of rose water.
            Cooking method
            1. Mix all ingredients by adding ice and shake;
            2. Strain your drink into a cold glass.


              Cocktail 10: Glamour Cocktail 


              • Half a shot of cognac;
              • Shot of raspberry liqueur;
              • Two-thirds of a shot of lemon juice;
              • A quarter of sugar syrup;
              • One-twelfth of a shot of rose water;
              • Half a shot of pasteurised egg white.
              Cooking method
              1. Combine all ingredients by adding ice.
              2. Strain your drink into a shaker.
              3. Shake your future cocktail again without ice and strain it into cold glasses.


                Your cocktail is ready, and your guests will definitely like it.


                Alcohol-Free Cocktails

                When it comes to non-alcoholic cocktails, the situation is different. It can be served to senior citizens and kids. Still, the ingredients have to be thoroughly chosen so as not to spoil the subtle taste of the components.  

                The most common cocktail recipes are of the following types:

                • Milkshakes that come in strawberry, chocolate, caramel, or fruit flavours
                • Fruit cocktails with ice
                • Smoothies.

                As a rule, non-alcoholic cocktails are prepared using milk, juice, or ice cream. A cocktail of berries and fruits is a tasty and healthy drink. It is a brilliant idea to add some juice, pineapple or orange juice, for instance. In addition to the stunning and sweet taste, you will get a boost of energy and a portion of vitamins, including vitamin C. 

                To make the taste unusual and delightful, add rose water or rose syrup to the cocktail. There are 5 recipes for non-alcoholic cocktails that include rose water.

                Cocktail 1: Blood Orange Rosewater Mocktail


                • An ounce of freshly squeezed blood orange juice;
                • A half of ounce lemon juice;
                • A half of ounce rose water;
                • Three ounces of sparkling water;
                • Three raspberries (this item is optional).

                Cooking method

                1. Mix blood orange juice with lemon juice and rose water in a shaker containing ice. Shake it all for half a minute.
                2. Strain the contents into a tumbler containing a few ice cubes.
                3. Top with sparkling water, and garnish with raspberries if you like the taste of raspberries.

                 If you can't find blood oranges, you can use pomegranate juice instead.


                Cocktail 2: Rosewater Cardamom Lassi


                • A cup of yogurt;
                • A teaspoon of rose water;
                • A quarter of a teaspoon of ground cardamom;
                • Two tablespoons of sugar;
                • Two tablespoons of coconut milk;
                • Ice;
                • A tablespoon of chopped pistachios.

                Cooking method

                1. Mix all the ingredients in a blender except ice and pistachios and puree it.
                2. Pour the contents into glasses with ice, and sprinkle with chopped pistachios.


                  Cocktail 3: Rose Water Latte


                  • Half a glass of vanilla oat or vegetable milk;
                  • Half a teaspoon of beetroot powder;
                  • Half a teaspoon of rose water or rose syrup;
                  • A teaspoon of any sweetener;
                  • Rose petals.

                  Cooking method

                  1. Mix beetroot powder and milk and bring to a boil.
                  2. After this liquid boils, pour it into a blender, add rose water and sweetener there, and mix everything until foam appears.
                  3. Pour the cocktail into glasses, sprinkle with beetroot powder, and put a few rose petals on top.

                   If you don't like vanilla milk, use a quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract when blending the ingredients in a blender.


                  Cocktail 4: Atar Rose Water Syrup 


                  • Two glasses of white granulated sugar;
                  • A glass of water;
                  • Lemon juice;
                  • Two teaspoons of rose water or rose syrup;
                  • A teaspoon of orange blossom water.

                  Cooking method

                  1. Mix lemon juice, water, and sugar, and heat smoothie over medium heat until smooth, whisking until sugar is dissolved.
                  2. Wait for the syrup to boil and reduce the heat, let your syrup boil for another 8 minutes, then turn off the stove and add orange flower water and also rose water to the future cocktail.
                  3. When your cocktail has cooled, you can pour it into glasses and serve it to your guests.


                    Cocktail 5: Strawberry Lassi With Rose Water


                    • Half a cup of coconut yogurt;
                    • A quarter of a pound of strawberries;
                    • Half a cup of coconut water;
                    • A teaspoon of rose water;
                    • Ice.

                    You can also use a small number of toasted flakes and crushed strawberries for decoration.

                    Cooking method

                    1. Mix all ingredients and pour into glasses.
                    2. Sprinkle your future rose drinks with strawberry pieces and toasted cereal if you like these ingredients. 
                    3. Your rose water mixed drinks are ready, you can serve them to your guests.



                      With our rose water cocktail recipes, you will have a delicious and sweet cocktail that you can prepare for your party guests!

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                      Bottom Line 

                      To sum up, rose water, which is prepared by soaking roses in water, is not only delicious but also a healthy ingredient. Many people add rose water when making smoothies, jams, and lemonade. In some countries, rose water is also added during cooking.

                      If you have no contraindications, rose water will give your dish or drink a subtle and elegant taste that will not be cloyingly sweet but can embellish the taste of your food or cocktail.




                      What is a rosewater cocktail?

                      A rosewater cocktail is a drink containing rose petals soaked in the water among the ingredients. Such a cocktail can be both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

                      What can I mix with rose water?

                      If you want to use rose water in a cocktail, you can add water, syrups, lemon, mint, alcohol, and berries such as strawberries, raspberries, peaches, and rhubarb to rose water.

                      Can you add rose water to drinks?

                      Absolutely. You can add rose water to your drinks and enjoy the benefits and pleasant taste. You can add rose water to smoothies, lemonade, syrup, and cocktails, using a lot of recipes.

                      Why is rose water used in cooking?

                      In the recipes of some Eastern countries, you can often find rose water as an ingredient, in particular, in desserts. Rose water helps to add a subtle and sweet aroma and delightful flavour to the dishes.

                      Can you boil rose petals and drink it?

                      Yes, you can boil rose petals, there are a large number of recipes for this. Boiled rose petals can be used to make syrups, smoothies, jams, cocktails, and other foods and drinks, you can find many recipes for this.


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                      July 20, 2023 — Alexandr Oleynik
                      Tags: diy