Rose (cocktail)

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IBA official cocktail
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TypeWine cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
ServedStraight up; without ice
Standard garnishMaraschino cherry
Standard drinkware
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Cocktail glass
IBA specified
PreparationShake together in a cocktail shaker, then strain into chilled glass. Garnish and serve.
dagger Rose recipe at International Bartenders Association

Rose is an IBA official cocktail made of vermouth, cherry eau de vie (Kirsch) and fruit syrup (strawberry, raspberry or redcurrant).[1][2] Some recipes include cherry liqueur and gin.[3]

The Rose cocktail was popular in 1920's Paris and was created by Johnny Mitta, barman at the Chatham Hotel.[4][5][6] A recipe for it can be found in a 1927 book by Harry McElhone, owner of Harry's New York Bar in Paris.[7]


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  3. ^ "Rip" (Georges Gabriel Thenon) (1929). Cocktails de Paris. Demangel, Paris.
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  7. ^ Harry McElhone (1927). Barflies and Cocktails. Lecram Press, Paris.