Rose Mocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 16, 2024


The Rose Mocktail is a non-alcoholic beverage that combines the delicate flavors of rose with the freshness of lemon and ginger. It's a drink that's perfect for those who appreciate floral notes and prefer a sophisticated alternative to alcoholic cocktails. This mocktail is often enjoyed by health-conscious individuals and those who are driving, pregnant, or simply choosing not to consume alcohol.

  • Originates from the trend of crafting complex non-alcoholic beverages
  • Inspired by the use of floral essences in culinary traditions
  • Suitable for a wide range of occasions, from brunch to evening soirees

How Rose Mocktail Tastes?

The Rose Mocktail offers a refreshing and slightly tangy taste with a sweet floral undertone. The effervescence of soda water adds a lightness to the drink, while the thyme provides an earthy note that balances the sweetness of honey and the zing of ginger.

Interesting facts about Rose Mocktail

  • The rose has been used for centuries in various cultures for its flavor and supposed health benefits.
  • Mocktails like the Rose Mocktail are gaining popularity as part of the sober-curious movement.
  • Thyme, a common herb in cooking, is also a delightful cocktail garnish that adds a unique aroma.


A few good options for Rose Mocktail are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Rose or Rose Hibiscus Tea

The heart of our mocktail – used for its floral undertones that create a serene sipping experience. Imagine a garden in your glass! Without it, you'd lose the rosy backbone of the drink. Go for chamomile as an alternative, and you'll have a more mellow, apple-like profile.

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A spoonful of honey makes the beverage go round! It adds natural sweetness and a silky texture. Skimp on it, and the drink might tip towards tartness. Maple syrup can stand in for a woodsy twist.

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Himalayan Salt

It's the unexpected pinch that perks up the palate! A salt rim gives a burst of contrast to sweet elements. A saltless sip might feel one-dimensional. The adventurous could try smoked salt for an edgy lick of the glass.

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Lemon Juice

The zesty kicker! It brightens the mocktail and balances the sweetness with tangy goodness. Without it, the drink could become cloyingly sweet. Lime juice could work too, with a slightly more tropical vibe.

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This root brings the zing and adds a spicy depth to the tableau of tastes. Forgoing ginger? You'll miss out on complexity. Swap in a dash of cinnamon to maintain warmth but shift the spice dial.

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Soda Water

It's all about the effervescence! Soda water adds a bubbly lift, making each sip lively. No soda water makes a flat mocktail, literally. Substitute with sparkling mineral water for extra minerality.

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Thyme Sprigs

Herbal and aromatic, thyme intertwines with rose to give a sophisticated edge. Thyme-less? The mocktail still works but loses an aromatic layer. Basil could add a sweet, peppery note if thyme's not on hand.

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Recipe. How to make Rose Mocktail Drink

  1. Brew ½ cup of rose or rose hibiscus tea with 1 tsp of honey and allow it to cool.
  2. Rim half the edge of a stemless wine glass with a lemon wedge, then dip into Himalayan salt.
  3. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  4. Add 1 tsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice and ¼ tsp of freshly grated ginger to the glass.
  5. Pour in the cooled tea.
  6. Top the glass with soda water.
  7. Garnish with a lemon wedge and thyme sprigs.

Pro Tips

  • Chill the glass beforehand to keep the mocktail cooler for longer.
  • Use organic ingredients where possible for a cleaner taste.
  • Adjust the sweetness and tartness to your liking by adding more or less honey and lemon juice.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese Plate: The floral notes of the Rose Mocktail will complement the creaminess of brie and goat cheeses.
  • Sushi: Sip on this mocktail with a plate of delicate sushi pieces, especially with floral or citrus-infused rolls.

Main Course

  • Grilled Chicken: The mocktail's rose and lemon flavors will brighten up lightly seasoned poultry.
  • Salmon: Lemon and thyme are classic pairings with salmon, making this mocktail a perfect accompaniment.


  • Lemon Tart: The tartness of both the dessert and the mocktail will create a harmonious balance on the palate.
  • Fresh Berries: Enjoy the mocktail alongside a bowl of mixed berries for a refreshing and light dessert option.

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What you could change in Rose Mocktail

  • If rose or rose hibiscus tea is unavailable, use chamomile or any floral tea as a substitute.
  • Agave syrup can replace honey for a vegan option.
  • Sea salt can be used in place of Himalayan salt for a similar flavor profile.

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Honeyed Lavender Sparkle

Swap rose tea for lavender tea and honey for lavender syrup. You'll get a mocktail with a more perfume-like character and a hint of French countryside.

Ingredients: Lavender Tea, Lavender Syrup, Lemon Juice, Ginger, Soda Water, Thyme Recipe: Brew lavender tea with lavender syrup, add lemon juice, ginger, and cool. Serve over ice, top with soda, and garnish with thyme.

Spicy Cucumber Quencher

Muddle fresh cucumber with Himalayan salt before adding other ingredients. Add a pinch of cayenne for heat. It will be more refreshing with a veggie twist and a spicy kick.

Ingredients: Rose Tea, Honey, Lemon Juice, Ginger, Soda Water, Salted Cucumber, Thyme, Cayenne Pepper Recipe: Muddle salted cucumber, mix in rose tea, honey, lemon juice, ginger, and cayenne. Serve over ice and top with soda.

Citrus Rose Fizz

Use blood orange juice in place of lemon juice for a deeper citrus profile and a stunning color. It will taste brighter with a citrusy punch and more visually dramatic.

Ingredients: Rose Tea, Honey, Blood Orange Juice, Ginger, Soda Water, Thyme Recipe: Mix in blood orange juice with rose tea, honey, and ginger. Serve over ice, top with soda, and garnish with thyme.

In case you forgot basics how to make Rose Mocktail

Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Rose Mocktail

Can I add alcohol to the Rose Mocktail to make it a cocktail?

Yes, you can easily transform the Rose Mocktail into an alcoholic cocktail by adding your choice of spirit, such as gin or vodka, which would complement the floral and citrus flavors.

Is this mocktail suitable for children?

Yes, the Rose Mocktail is non-alcoholic and made with ingredients that are generally suitable for children. It's a great festive drink for everyone to enjoy.

What is the ideal serving temperature for the Rose Mocktail?

The Rose Mocktail is best served chilled. You can achieve this by using cold brew tea or chilling the tea before preparation and serving the drink over ice.

What type of glass is preferred for serving the Rose Mocktail?

A stemless wine glass is recommended in the recipe, but you can use any elegant glass that shows off the color and garnishes, such as a highball or Collins glass.

How can I achieve a stronger rose flavor in the mocktail?

You can steep the rose or rose hibiscus tea for a longer period or use a concentrated rose syrup to enhance the floral essence.

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