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Herbal Summer Cocktails: Geranium Rose Cocktail

By Susan Belsinger
August/September 2006
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Makes 1 drink
When I first made this, I imagined a tart pink drink, and decided to use rose-scented geranium. I was quite pleased with the results, but a few testers (male) found the rose geranium too perfumey for their taste. I made it again with red-flowered bee balm (Monarda didyma) and loved it. It is a scandalous scarlet pink. 

  • 2 rose-scented geranium leaves or 5 bee balm leaves
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • 3 ounces pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine
  • Heaping cup crushed ice
  1. Muddle geranium or bee balm in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add vodka, grapefruit juice and grenadine, along with ice and shake for 10 seconds.
  3. Pour into a well-chilled martini glass and serve immediately.


Susan Belsinger is a frequent contributor who loves to sip herbal cocktails in her Maryland home.

Click here for the original article, Herbal Summer Cocktails. 








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