Love potion rose + rosé aphrodisiac cocktail with rose sugar rim valentines drink recipe a floral cocktail that’s perfect for celebrating any occasion. But, what occasion could be more perfect than Valentines day? Or better yet, galentines day?
In the last few years, my friends and I have taken a night to ourselves for relaxation and indulgence. Think raw rose masks and at-home mani and pedis, along with a dreamy cocktail and rich slice of chocolate cake. I honestly put more thought into exciting gifts I can make my gal pals vs. what I’ll do for my husband. This year they’re getting rose quartz crystals and some homemade rose syrup. But don’t worry about him. I’m a true romantic at heart and he gets an abundance of love all year long. We’ll have a splendor with some gorgeous charcuterie and naturally, I’ll serve some love potion rose + rosé aphrodisiac cocktail to enjoy.
To make this rose and rosé valentines drink recipe, all you need is sugar, rosebuds, a little grapefruit, water, + rosé!
To start, you’ll need to make
- 1 cup water or rose water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup dried rose buds
- 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
In a small saucepan over medium/high heat, heat the water, rose extract, sugar, and rose petals until it comes to a simmer. Stir to dissolve the sugar and continue simmering gently for 5 minutes, reduce heat and let simmer on low for an additional 5 minutes. Then, remove from heat and let the liquid cool. Lastly, strain into a jar (with an airtight lid)
Store into a jar with airtight lid for up to one month.
Store in your refrigerator.
Next, I made some (optional) rose sugar for the rim of my glass.
This step is optional, but I’m good at being “extra” and this was just the type of extra I love in my life. You can add rose sugar to the rim of your glass by dipping your glass in your rose simple syrup after it’s been strained. Then you will immediately dip your glass into the sugar.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 dried rose petals
- Place dried rose petals into your mortar and pestle
- Grind lightly with your pestle
- Slowly add your sugar in, continue to grind
- Transfer to jar of choice with airtight lid.
Store in air tight container at room temperature for up to one year.
To assemble your cocktail:
- I dipped my glass into my rose simple syrup. Then dipped the glass into my sugar.
- Next, I poured. a tablespoon of rose simple syrup into my glass.
- Next, I squeezed some fresh grapefruit juice into my glass. The drink is sweet and floral, so it needed a little bitter for balance.
- Finally, I topped off my syrup with rosé. Champagne works well too!
- A beautiful garnish to bring it all together is rose leaves and rose ice cubes.
Roses and symbolism
Roses are closely associated with the ancient green goddess Aphrodite, associated with love, beauty, pleasure, passion, and procreation. You can tell by my posts that I adore roses and use them in as many ways as possible. To help set the romantic tone of your environment on valentines, be sure to diffuse some rose essential oil blends.
And start using roses in as many ways as possible. Their natural beauty brings so much splendor. Do you have any rose-infused rituals in your routine? Tell me about them below! If not, search the blog for roses. You’ll find many ideas.
If you make this love potion I’d love to know about it! Share your beautiful creation with me on Instagram by tagging me at #recipesandrituals, so I can share!