Today, Monday the 7th of January, 2019, is a National Holiday.
It’s the Bachelor Premier on ABC.
Normally I like to watch with a big glass of rosé, but I was at the grocery (liquor) store the other day and stumbled across my new favorite thing: rosé tequila.
George Strait’s new Codigo tequila is really good and they have an aged variety that is aged in uncharred Cabernet barrels for 1 month. You can read more about it here.
My mom and I busted into ours on Christmas day and that’s when I came up with the perfect Bachelor cocktail that I like to call “Will You Accept This Rose?”
I really wanted the rosé notes and the rose-water from the sugar cubes shine through so I used the Old Fashioned as my template here to let the flavors shine with out super sweet mixers taking the lead.
I start by taking my Old Fashioned pitcher and muddling 2 of the rose-water sugar cubes with a dash of bitters and a drop of rose water. You should see the sugar starting to break down then you’ll add 1 oz (or 2, I’m not your mom) of tequila and muddle a little more.
After a quick press or two with the liquor, add 3-4 smaller ice cubes and begin to stir quickly for about 15-20 seconds.
Strain the cocktail over a large ice-cube if you have a mold and garnish with a twist of lime, a twist of orange, and a maraschino cherry. I prefer to buy the Luxardo cherries, they’re a little more expensive but so worth it!
The spiciness of the tequila with the floral hint of rose in a gorgeous pink cocktail is such a romantic drink to have on your couch by yourself watching pretty people find love!
Will You Accept This Rose
A twist on a tequila Old Fashioned
- 2 rose flavored sugar cubes
- a dash of bitters
- a drop of rose water
- 1 oz Condigo Rosa tequila
- Twist of lime, orange, and a cherry
- Muddle the sugar, bitters, and rose water until just dissolved. Add the tequila and muddle a couple presses more.
- Add ice and stir quickly.
- Strain into an Old Fashioned glass and garnish with the citrus and cherry.