Rose Vodka “Penicillin”

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The Real Housewives of New York City deserves a bespoke cocktail pairing that reflects the elegance of drama of Luann, Ramona, Sonja and the rest of the gang. Enjoy a Rose Vodka Penicillin, a variation on the traditional penicillin cocktail that substitutes vodka for scotch, and radiates with floral rose petals and candied ginger.



  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2cups honey


  • 1(3-in.) piece fresh ginger root
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz.) vodka
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 oz.) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 oz.) Honey Syrup
  • Ice
  • Candied ginger (optional)
  • Fresh edible rose petals

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare the Honey Syrup: Heat water to almost boiling. Whisk in honey until dissolved. Let cool, and store in a sealed container in refrigerator up to 5 days.

Step 2

Prepare the Cocktail: Thoroughly wash ginger root, and cut into 3 long pieces. Muddle ginger until smashed.

Step 3

Combine muddled ginger in a shaker with vodka, lemon juice, Honey Syrup, and ice.

Step 4

Shake vigorously until chilled, and strain into a rocks glass over ice. (If you want to ensure no ginger specks are in your cocktail, strain through a metal sieve). Garnish with candied ginger and rose petals. Always enjoy responsibly!

Chef’s Notes

Always make sure the flowers you’re using in your cocktail are edible and thoroughly washed!

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