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Cocktails

What? A Rosie Cocktail?

June 23, 2018

The Rosie Cocktail

Recently, I had the pleasure of working at the luxury resort, Villa de Palmar in Loreto. This is the perfect place for tranquility and relaxation, but what really makes it special is the level of service. For example, everyone that knows me, knows that I love Mezcal. I enjoy how light and smoky the young Mezcals can be. Now, I’m not saying I’m an expert, but I really do enjoy it and I’m willing to get to know it better.

Back in January, when I visited Villa for the first time, I remember asking for Mezcal and to my disappointment they did not carry it. I recommended that they get some. You can imagine how excited I was to find last week that they had stocked every bar with 400 Conejos Mezcal. One of my favorite Mezcals! I was ecstatic! For a sentimental, fun loving girl like me, this meant the world to me. That’s going beyond the typical level of service.

César, their master bartender, prepared a refreshing cocktail made with ruby red grapefruit, watermelon cubes, mezcal and grenadine…the Rosie cocktail!  This drink is the perfect refreshing cocktail for the summer. It’s easy, delicious, and refreshing. Salud!

The Rosie Cocktail

Ingredients

  • Watermelon, cut into cubes
  • 2 oz Fresh lime juice
  • Sprig of rosemary
  • Sprig of basil
  • 1 oz Mezcal
  • 1 oz Grenadine
  • 1 oz Ruby grapefruit
  • Ice

Tools: muddler, shaker, strainer

Instructions

  1. Cut the watermelon into little cubes. Add to the shaker.
  2. Add Mezcal, grenadine, ruby grape fruit, and ice. Muddle.
  3. Add fresh ice to the shaker. Sprig of rosemary. Add fresh lime juice. Shake.
  4. Strain drink over ice. Add basil and watermelon for garnish.

Chef Rosie is the Chef Owner of Provecho Grill in Menifee, California and Xicana (coming soon). She is a two-time winner of the SoCal Chef Open and Farmer’s Market Flip, Season One, Episode One.  She can also be found writing about food for Menifee Buzz and Valley News.

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