Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rose's Lime Cordial, Remixed

In the wake of all the hate concerning Rose's Lime Cordial, I thought I'd deliver a few original drinks using the stuff that I've been making for the past year or so. I'm doing my part to even out the internet's love/hate balance for the cordial.

Rose's isn't the most versatile ingredient, but it's really damn interesting when paired with certain ingredients that compliment it. These are both Gimlet variations.


Gimlet & Tonic

1.5 oz London dry gin
.5 oz Rose's Lime Cordial
3 oz tonic water

Build in an old fashioned glass over ice. No garnish.

This is simply a Gimlet on the rocks with tonic to top.


1.5 oz London dry gin
.5 oz Rose's Lime Cordial
.25 oz Green Chartreuse

Stir with ice, and strain into a cocktail glass. No garnish.

This is simply a Gimlet with a few dashes of Chartreuse.


  1. Let me know when there's a dub remix. ;)

  2. Not long ago i sought to make a homemade version (I used the recipe in the book Speakeasy ... from the team at Employees Only in NYC) and it came out great. I use it now in many ways.

    I for one have begun to re-think my snobbery to a great many things. If Rose's paired with tonic gets you to try a drink, or think to expand to something better ... go get 'em.