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Coming Up Roses from The Modern, New York City
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Coming Up Roses

The Modern, New York City, Union Square Hospitality Group / May 2009

This recipe originally appeared in Pouring in Character.

A painterly, perfumey transformation of the Mojito.

• 3 lime wedges
• 4 fresh rose petals
• 1/2 oz. rose syrup, preferably Monin
• dash of rose water, preferably Al Wadi
• 2 oz. raspberry-flavored rum, preferably Bacardi Razz
• 2 oz. Champagne

Muddle the lime wedges, rose petals, rose syrup, and rose water in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and rum; shake vigorously. Pour into a highball glass; top with Champagne and serve.

Excerpted from MIX SHAKE STIR: Recipes from Danny Meyer's Acclaimed New York City Restaurants by Danny Meyer. Copyright © 2009 by Danny Meyer. Reprinted by permission of Little, Brown and COmpany, New York, Ny. All rights reserved.