Padma Lakshmi says, "When I was a child, the only way I would drink milk—the unhomogenized kind you get in India—was if my granny swirled a couple teaspoons of rose syrup into it. Today, I love the floral accent and the frilly pink tinge it gives mixed drinks." Cocktail Party Recipes

Padma Lakshmi
June 2007

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Recipe Summary

total:
10 mins
Yield:
makes 8 drinks
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Put the rose syrup and sugar in a small glass bowl and microwave until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the syrup into a large pitcher. Add the vodka and the torn mint and stir. Stir in the soda and the ice. Strain into tall ice-filled glasses and garnish with whole mint leaves and rose petals.

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Notes

Rose syrup can be found in Indian markets and at specialty food stores.

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