Raspberry Rose Fizz

May 10, 2013

Call it cliché but my mom is obsessed with roses. Obsessed. I even recently learned that when I was born she demanded there be a bouquet of roses by her side. With little response (good job Dad) she finally took it upon herself, while in labor, to pick some from the local rose garden! That being said, when creating a Mother’s Day brunch cocktail, I had one required ingredient . . . rose. This cocktail is a combination of two classic cocktails, the Clover Club and the Ramos Fizz. It is beautifully light and festively pink. Perfect for brunch and perfect for mom.

Raspberry Rose Fizz | HonestlyYUM

Raspberry Rose Fizz | HonestlyYUM

Raspberry Rose Fizz | HonestlyYUM

Raspberry Rose Fizz | HonestlyYUM

Raspberry Rose Fizz | HonestlyYUM

Raspberry Rose Fizz | HonestlyYUM

Raspberry Rose Fizz

This cocktail is a combination of two classic cocktails, the Clover Club and the Ramos Fizz. It is beautifully light and festively pink. Perfect for brunch and perfect for mom.
Servings: 1 cocktail


For the cocktail

For the raspberry syrup


For the raspberry syrup

  1. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a simmer and then remove from heat and let cool completely (approximately 30 minutes) before adding the raspberries. I like to combine the raspberries once the syrup has cooled because you get a bright, fresh flavor, rather than a cooked, jammy flavor.
  2. Once you’ve added the raspberries to the saucepan with the syrup, use a potato masher to crush them to a pulp. If you don’t have a masher you can use a large spoon or the bottom of a glass. Pour the resulting mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove the pulp.

To make the cocktail

  1. Add the egg white to your shaker and shake for 10 seconds without ice or any other ingredients. This will help you to create the lovely light foam that gives this drink its silky texture. Once you’ve agitated the egg white, fill your shaker with the remaining ingredients, except for the sparkling water. Add ice and shake vigorously for a full 30 seconds.
  2. Once thoroughly shaken, add ice and the sparkling water to your glass and double-strain the shaker contents overtop. I like adding the sparkling water to the bottom of the glass, pouring overtop, so that the bubbles incorporate throughout the drink without stirring. Garnish with a rose petal and straw.

(images by HonestlyYUM. This drink is brought to you as part of the Joy the Baker Mother’s Day menu with floral design by Twig and Twine and dishware by Dishwish.


I can’t drink alcohol for health reasons, but this sounds perfect for a get-together I’m planning. Does anyone have any tips to make this non-alcoholic?

Thank you for this beautiful recipe. I made it with and without the egg white and it is absolutely delicious both ways. Without the white it is darker in color but still so pretty. I used Chambord and only one drop of rose water. My brand is way strong. This is elegant!

I just made this cocktail for an early mother’s day present to me! It is so delicious! I can’t wait to try it out with friends. It has a silky texture and the rose flavor is subtle. I used Hendricks gin and Chambord and it was exquisite! Thanks for the recipe:)

Aww, thanks Nancy! I’m so happy you enjoyed the cocktail. Great choice to use the Hendrick’s, as it has a very floral quality. Happy Mother’s Day!!

Wow! Happy Mother’s Day to me, Happy Mother’s day to me! I am a happy camper with raspberries and all your other ingredients. Thank you! Thank you!

If this drink tastes as good as it looks in your photos it must be wonderful!

Evocative of Persian cuisine’s floral notes and a fantastic Summer drink. Well timed!

Todd, this is great. I love your personal touch and your tip on how to combine the raspberries to control the subtly in the flavor. That said, my favorite part of this post is the sequential-like pouring photo — it is like one of those still photos of athletes where we see multiple states of motion in a single photo, or more precisely in the photographic work of Eadweard Muybridge or closer yet Étienne-Jules Marey, or even similar to Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase No 2. In a single image there is a collapse of multiple states of motion juxtaposed together. But your photograph heightens the tension between the states further. An illustration of a progressively building connection of one state upon and into the next, I witness a cumulative sequence of mix, filter, pour, and the crackle of the ice as the beverage settles across it. And finally these all build toward a state implied, sensed and desired, the delicate and unconditional joy of the Raspberry Rose Fizz.

I think I would feel just like a princess drinking this beautiful Raspberry Rose Fizz, just lovely!


I take medications that preclude my drinking alcohol, but this recipe sounds fabulous to me too. I’m thinking of increasing the raspberry syrup, using the required lemon juice, a pasturized egg white, and maybe infusing the simple sugar syrup with a juniper berry to give a hint of gin? I know it wouldn’t be the same as Todd’s lovely drink, but it might be close, and dang, the ingredients are so delicious I can’t help but think that I would enjoy my version?

Okay, I’m sold. As some of you may have figured out by now based upon previous comments, I’m more of a bourbon fan, not really gin. But the photographs and glass/roses/raspberries are so inviting, this MUST make an appearance at my house this weekend. My wife will simply love one of these as we sit in our backyard garden. I now need to find glasses as gorgeous as the ones Todd used here, but thanks for this recipe. Simply amazing!!

This is just lovely! I love roses, but that is dedication picking them while in labor! And hey, if that act inspired such a lovely cocktail years later I think it was totally worth it. Makes for a great story, too! I want this for mother’s day. Someone tell my husband…

Love this! There is so much rose water going around right now. I’m just about to add some to my rhubarb-strawberry pie. Wish it wasn’t so taboo to drink cocktails whilst pregnant! I guess it’ll have to wait ’till next year. On my list. Thank you!

this looks amazing! do you guys ever sell prints of the photos, because the image of the raspberries with the roses (second from the top) would be amazing framed in my kitchen!

Beautiful drink. Beautiful glass. What can you tell me about the glass? Thanks!

This drink looks delicious and beautiful.
I’m a bit of a raspberry freak so this drink is right up my alley.
Can’t wait to try it out.
Awesome work Todd.
xo Quinn

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