The Horse of a 1000 Roses

Embark on a poetic journey of taste with "The Horse of a 1000 Roses," a cocktail that artfully blends the enigmatic allure of The Drunken Horse Gin with the delicate essence of roses. This drink is a masterpiece of mixology, presenting a romantic and floral twist that captivates the palate. It's a tribute to those who adore the intricate dance of flavors and the beauty of botanicals in their glass.

How to Prepare The Horse of a 1000 Roses:


  • 2cl Drunken Horse Gin
  • 5cl Donc Vermouth
  • 1cl Rose-Verbena Syrup
  • 1cl Lime Juice
  • Soda Water
  • Garnish with Rose Petals


  1. Combine the Spirits: In a cocktail shaker, mix 2cl of Drunken Horse Gin with 5cl of Donc Vermouth. This base unites the gin's citrusy, pepper notes with the aromatic sweetness of vermouth.
  2. Add Sweetness and Tartness: Pour 1cl of Rose-Verbena Syrup and 1cl of Lime Juice into the shaker. The syrup adds a floral sweetness, while the lime juice balances it with a tart zing.
  3. Shake and Strain: Add ice to the shaker. Shake well to chill and blend the ingredients. Strain the mix into a stylish glass filled with ice.
  4. Top with Soda: Gently top up the glass with soda water for a refreshing and effervescent finish.
  5. Garnish and Serve: Delicately garnish the drink with rose petals. Their subtle fragrance and elegant appearance enhance the romantic appeal of the cocktail.
  6. Enjoy: Immerse yourself in the aromatic and graceful world of "The Horse of a 1000 Roses," a cocktail that’s as enchanting as its name suggests.

Substitute Ingredients:

  • For Donc Vermouth: If Donc Vermouth is unavailable, you can substitute it with another quality dry vermouth. Look for a vermouth that has a floral or herbaceous profile to complement the cocktail's botanical theme.
  • For Rose-Verbena Syrup: In case Rose-Verbena Syrup is not accessible, you can create a similar flavor profile by combining equal parts of rose syrup and lemon verbena syrup. Alternatively, you can use a simple rose syrup and add a couple of fresh or dried lemon verbena leaves directly into the shaker for that herbal note.

These substitutes should maintain the integrity and unique flavor profile of "The Horse of a 1000 Roses," ensuring a delightful and sophisticated drinking experience. Enjoy crafting this exquisite cocktail!

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