The Rose Hipster is a floral fizz created especially to incorporate Sacred’s rosehip liqueur. We mix the organic, rosehip flavoured spirit with rhubarb syrup, lemon juice and a dash of rhubarb bitters before topping it all off with a healthy splash of prosecco to make this elegant bellini style cocktail.
Gin, Rosehip Liqueur, Rhubarb Syrup, Rhubarb Bitters, Prosecco – Champagne Flute*
*premium glassware pictured, event glassware may differ.
The Rose Hipster is a uniquely flavoured fizz, showcasing a one of a kind product from a brand we love.
Sacred are a London based gin distillery who have worked on some delicious and innovative products, their Rosehip Cup liqueur is designed like an aperitif, combining light floral sweetness with a bitter herbal depth to make a complex and surprising liqueur.
Bellini style cocktails like the Rose Hipster are a perfect way to start off an elegant evening or offer a more exciting alternative to plain prosecco or champagne. You could even design a whole menu designed around fizzes, with a host of great drinks to choose from, from the classic Bellini and the Kir Royale to the modern Twinkle or the luxurious French 75.
If floral flavours are your thing and you want to sample some other herbaceous cocktails there are some great botanical drinks to choose from. You may want to consider an Aviation; a subtle gin sour, flavoured lightly with violet, or the Last Word; a heady mixture of botanical gin, dry maraschino, tart lime and herbal green chartreuse.
The Rose Hipster is built in the glass making it a beautifully simple cocktail and great way to keep a service running smoothly if you’re serving more complex cocktails alongside it.
If you’re considering serving the Rose Hipster at your bar hire and want to know more about what drinks might go well alongside it, be sure to speak to your event organiser about your options or check out some other liqueur based, herbaceous and aperitivo style cocktails from our list.
This drink was created a Bethnal Green boozer and sister-bar to TT Liquor and Mixology Events: The Sun Tavern, by our very own Jake Rogers, during his stint as head bartender there around 2013. Jake says:
“I created this drink while I was working at the Sun Tavern a few years ago, especially to showcase Sacred’s rosehip liqueur. Sacred are this great gin and vermouth brand from London that also make liqueurs, the rosehip is rosey and perfumed but also slightly bitter, paired with that vegetal sweetness of rhubarb and a bit of herbaceousness from the gin, the floral flavour of the rosehip really shines – top it off with a bit of prosecco and you’ve got a great summer fizz.”
Myths & Legends
Being a house creation there’s not a lot of mystery surrounding this floral fizz, but the ingredient used to make it, namely, Sacred’s rosehip liqueur, is made from a pretty unusual fruit.
Rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant, a small, hard, berry-like fruit with a subtle floral flavour and a slight bitterness. These strange fruits can be made into teas, jams and various alcoholic products from wines and meads to liqueurs and brandies, whilst the rosehip can be eaten raw, special care must be taken to avoid the small hairs that surround the seeds, these tiny fibres are a powerful irritant and are in fact used to make itching powder.
There’s a wealth of information on rosehips and various other plants used in distillation and mixology available on the website, eatweeds.co.uk. The website is the creation of forager and naturalist, Robin Harford and aims to help people become safe confident and knowledgeable foragers.
“Eating the rosehip hairs can be highly irritating to your digestive tract, hence the need to make sure you have removed them completely before using in any of your rosehip recipes.”
Robin Harford, eatweeds.co.uk
Ingredients & Equipment
Sacred’s Rosehip Cup is a unique product and an essential for this cocktail, the distillery is based in Highgate and known for their award-winning gin.
- 25ml Gin
- 15ml Sacred Rosehip Liqueur
- 15ml Lemon Juice
- 15ml Rhubarb Syrup
- 1 Dash of Rhubarb Bitters
- Prosecco to Top
- Dried Rose Bud for Garnish
- Mexican Elbow
- Bar Spoon
- Champagne Flute
- Chill your champagne flute in the freezer or by filling it with ice
- Once your glass is chilled get ready to add your ingredients
- Using your jigger to measure, add the gin to your shaker
- Using your jigger or your bar spoon(5ml) to measure, add the rosehip liqueur, and rhubarb syrup to the glass
- Using your Mexican elbow and a jigger to measure, squeeze 10ml of lemon juice and add it to the glass
- Add a dash of rhubarb bitters
- Using your bar spoon give the ingredients a quick stir to combine
- Fill the glass with prosecco
- Garnish with a dried rose bud
- Serve and enjoy!
For larger groups of six or more students, we offer the option to take things private. Our classes are fully portable, and we are able to set ourselves up efficiently and professionally in a wide variety of locations and settings across the capital, the UK, and beyond. You name the location, and we’ll endeavour to make it happen.
Give one of our dedicated event organisers a call on 020 8003 7982. They’ll happily talk you through your options, and answer any questions you may have about both our mobile and in-house cocktail making classes.