The Cider Rose is Angry Orchard Apple Cider, Hendrick’s Gin, and St Germain Elderflower liqueur with a few fresh raspberries thrown in for good measure. Everything about this drink screams of the herbal, floral, and botanical flavor characteristics that make gin such a magic spirit. Actually, it’s the sort of drink you’d expect your medieval apothecary to whip up to cure what ails you.
Hendrick’s Gin has a recipe for a drink called ‘Woodstock Rose’ it’s delicious, beautiful and great for the ladies who do lunch. But it calls for apple juice since I don’t have children in the house, I never have apple juice. I do, however, regularly have apple cider. When I read the recipe for the Woodstock Rose, I was Hell-bent on making it, yet I never had the apple juice. Well, tonight I had apple cider, a fresh bottle of gin, St Germain Elderflower liqueur and fresh raspberries. So, I whipped up this Cider Rose, and lo and behold it’s magnificent.
I serve it in a tall glass with a good quantity of raspberries in it. Serve it with a spoonable to reach the berries, after being macerated in all this alcohol, they’re magnificent in their own right.
Here is how I make my version of Hendricks Gin ‘Woodstock Rose’ I call the ‘Cider Rose’:
- 2 Ounces Hendricks Gin
- 1 Ounce St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
- 3 Ounces Angry Orchard Apple Cider (I like it nearly frozen)
- Fresh Raspberries
-Add Gin, and elderflower liqueur to a cocktail mixer over ice, stir about 40-50 times until ice cold. Never shake gin.
-Pour into a tall glass with around 9-10 raspberries and ice
-Top off with 3 ounces of ice cold apple cider
Serve with a spoon, cheers!!!