Rose (cocktail)

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IBA Official Cocktail
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Type Wine cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served Straight up; without ice
Standard garnish

Maraschino cherry

Standard drinkware
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Cocktail glass
IBA specified ingredients*
Preparation Shake together in a cocktail shaker, then strain into chilled glass. Garnish and serve.
* 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]