Cocktails & Apéritifs, Essensia, Spring, Vya Whisper Dry, Winter

Incredible aromas of roses, oranges, rosemary and grapefruit combine in this deliciously lady-like cocktail. The honey-rosemary syrup is a perfect sweetener, adding not just sweetness, but the complexity of honey combined with savory rosemary. Subtle Whisper Dry Vermouth and intense Essensia are complementary and add additional complexity as a base to this lovely cocktail.

2 oz Essensia
2 oz Vya Whisper Dry Vermouth
0.5 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
3 drops rose water

Combine ingredients with ice. Shake. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a rose petal or rosemary sprig.

Rosemary honey syrup:

1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup water
5 sprigs rosemary

Combine over heat. Stir until dissolved into syrup. Turn off heat. Add rosemary sprigs. Let stand for 25 minutes. Strain.