I made this in post-Valentine’s day fit. I don’t know what possessed me, but I had some dried rose buds (Mei Gu Hua!) lying around. Why, you ask? That’s an interesting question. Let’s just say that since starting TCM/Witchcraft school, the amount of weird items in my apartment has vastly increased.
- Gallon-sized mason jar
- Rose buds (about 1oz dried)
- Vodka (I used a mid-range vodka, as the rose buds don’t cover up the flavor of cheap liquor like other, stronger infusors)
How’s its: Put the rose buds and the vodka in the jar. I really only had to steep it overnight; you’ll be able to tell when it’s done because the roses will have lost their color. Then strain through the cheesecloth.
Recommended pairings: Rose vodka martini with an orange twist, rose vodka and soda with cucumber, rose vodka and soda with orange bitters. Experiment and try out what works best for you!