Fall is in the air, and we are loving it. The brisk air, autumn leaves, and darker days makes us want to cozy up inside.
Oh, and did we mention cocktails?
Gone are the summer spritzers and rosé. We’re craving more earthy and robust flavors – full-bodied reds, fresh herbs, and whiskey! We have the perfect fall drink to add to your repertoire. With lemon, sparkling apple soda, whiskey, and fresh rosemary, the Whiskey Rose is fall in a glass.
With simple fresh ingredients and the perfect balance of sweet and savory, this cocktail is sure to impress.
Whether you’re hosting for the holidays, having a friend over for a drink, or staying in for a relaxing night at home – spice up your drink menu with our favorite cocktail of the season!
What You’ll Need
- Rye Whiskey
- Rosemary Simple Syrup
- Fresh Lemon
- Sparkling apple soda (we like this one)
- Fresh Rosemary for Garnish
Whip this up on the spot for two or make a batch to serve your entire holiday gathering. Preparing the simple syrup in advance makes this recipe a breeze to put together, and it will keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.
If you haven’t made simple syrup before – don’t fear! It truly is simple, we promise! Mix the other ingredients directly in your glass and top it all off with a sprig of fresh rosemary. Perfection.
Ingredients (makes one perfect cocktail)
- Rye Whiskey (1.5 oz)
- Rosemary Simple Syrup (0.5 oz)
- Fresh Lemon (0.5 oz)
- Sparkling apple soda (4 oz)
- Bitters (splash)
- Rosemary for Garnish
Rosemary simple syrup
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 cup rosemary leaves
For the simple syrup
Combine sugar, water, and rosemary in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer 3-5 minutes stirring frequently until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool.
For the Whiskey Rose
- Fill glass with ice. Pour in rye whiskey
- Add a few dashes of bitters, simple syrup, and squeeze in fresh lemon (about half a lemon)
- Add sparkling apple soda and stir well to combine
- Finish it off with a sprig of rosemary. Enjoy!
If you make this cocktail, let us know! Take a picture of your creation and tag us @partyontherocksseattle. Stay tuned for other great recipes coming soon!