This delicately perfumed light, fizzy Rose and Cucumber Collins cocktail is a perfect pre-dinner sipper. With refreshing cucumber and a homemade rosewater syrup it is the perfect compliment to aromatic gin.
Keyword Rose and Cucumber Collins, Rose and Cucumber Collins cocktail
Add the water to a medium saucepan, along with the suger, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and simmer for 10 minutes, until the sugar is dissolved. Add the lime juice and rosewater and cook for a further 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour into a sterilised jar or bottle and allow to cool.
Use a peeler to peel long strips of cucumber. The cucumber should stick to the sides of your glass. Press it around the glass to create a swirl effect. Add the gin and rosewater syrup, ice and top with sparkling water. Stir well. Add a sprig of mint and rose petals. Serve
Rosewater syrup recipe from epicurious. Makes roughy 500ml of syrup.