Boozy Botanicals: The Kitty Cat Cocktail

Roses get in the spirit as a garden-to-glass garnish.
The Kitty Cat Cocktail

The Kitty Cat Cocktail

Photo by: Image courtesy of Urban Farmer

Image courtesy of Urban Farmer

Sweeten the deal with candied rose petals in your cocktail.

Lots of liquors have floral notes that bring booze and botanicals together, but there's a more direct way to get from garden to glass. At Urban Farmer restaurant in Portland, Oregon, bartender Josue Moreno adds flower power to his Kitty Cat cocktail with candied rose petals.

"I wanted a drink that would bring a blooming garden to mind through peach flavors and the floral essence of a rose," Moreno says. "Candying the rose petals gives them an extra edibility and sweetness, and it allows them to float in the glass instead of act solely as a garnish."

Kitty Cat

1.5 ounces Ciroc peach
1 ounce peach puree
.5 ounce honey serum (3 parts honey to 1 part hot water)
.5 ounce lemon juice
.5 ounce lime juice
Splash of Champagne
Candied rose petals*

Combine first five ingredients in a shaker with ice and mix. Fill highball glass and add a Champagne floater on top and 3 candied rose petals.

Candied rose petals

Fresh rose petals
4 egg whites
2 cups sugar

Dip each petal into the egg whites and then dip in a bowl of sugar. Lay petals on a sheet tray to dry.

Next Up

A Walking Dead Cocktail Recipe

This herb, watermelon and rhubarb-infused cocktail is a tribute to the zombie TV sensation "The Walking Dead."

Lush Life: Spanish Moss Cocktail

A New Orleans mixologist adds moss to his Jean Lafitte cocktail.

Beet Cocktail Recipe

Ever thought of combining beets, goat cheese and vodka? Try a unique flavor pairing with this cocktail recipe from Asheville restaurant Posana.

Garden-Fresh Cocktail Recipes

Quench your thirst with punches, pops and other beverages made with ingredients from your garden.

How to Grow a Cocktail Garden

"The Drunken Botanist" shares secrets for a garden full of cocktail-ready ingredients.

Holy Green Cocktail! Go Green With This Chartreuse Sip

Juiced fennel and an ancient herbal liqueur create a religious experience.

Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

Spice up your celebration with garden fresh chile- and fruit-infused drinks.

A Fennel-Based Cocktail Recipe

This garden-fresh take on the classic rickey cocktail can be made in single servings or in bulk for a spirited punch.

Boozy Botanicals: A Meyer Lemon Sip

Try this sassy play on the classic Bee's Knees cocktail.