The Shirley Rose!
If you’ve had the chance to visit the atost lounge, you know we take our cocktails very seriously. One of our all time favorites is the Shirley Rose, a simple yet insanely tasty atost Bloom based drink.
Why Shirley Rose? Because we are using atost Bloom, a name utilizing the floral nature of this cocktail was important to us. But even more important to us is celebrating something special in our life, family. The atost brand is all about raising a glass, and this cocktail is a nod to Kyle’s late grandmother, Shirlee Pressman.
Those who knew Shirlee know how much she loved the color pink. Like, really loved pink… she wouldn’t leave the house without pink in her outfit. Her house was filled with pink fluffy carpets and rugs, it really was quite a scene.
It only seemed fitting to name this one after her. While we changed the spelling up (Shirley instead of Shirlee in respect to the famous Shirley Temple), don’t be confused, this one goes out to Grandma Pressman.
Now onto the liquid itself. The Shirley Rose is a beautiful pink color and loaded with flavor. Fresh citrus with a hint of bitters and simple syrup make this not only a complex cocktail, but an extremely simple one to remake at home. You’ll be sipping on it and all of a sudden it will be gone… you’ll wonder how the heck you finished it so quickly… so may be best to double this recipe from the start 😊
What you’ll need:
In a shaker pour 2oz. of atost Bloom, 3/4oz. simple syrup, 2-3 dashes of Angostura Bitters, and 3/4oz. freshly squeezed lime juice. Add ice and shake for 20-30 seconds.
Fill a Collins glass with crushed ice. Pour liquid over strainer into glass.
Now let’s make this holiday themed. For garnish, add a beautiful piece of fresh rosemary. First express the Rosemary over the rim of the glass.
Bonus points: with a small torch or lighter, burn the tip of the rosemary before garnishing
As always, raise a glass to those around you and enjoy.