Rose geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) is a scented geranium a perennial evergreen shrub with furry leaves that emit a highly aromatic rose scent. Like all scented geraniums, their leaf hairs have tiny glands responsible for the aroma and oil it releases when the leaves are crushed.
The smokiness of Mezcal is paired with the fruity, berry flavour of seasonal raspberries along with a floral note from rose geranium leaves – a fine way to make use of rose geranium and seasonal raspberries.
Raspberry and Rose Geranium Mezcal Collins Recipe
- 50ml mezcal
- 30ml lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 15ml rose geranium syrup (click for recipe)
- 4 raspberries
- soda water to top
Glassware: Collins glass
Garnish: rose geranium leaf, raspberry
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the raspberries with lime juice and rose geranium syrup. Add mezcal, ice cubes and shake hard until well chilled. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with a rose geranium leaf and raspberry.
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