Rosé Lemon Cocktail

Here’s something I haven’t shared in a while: a cocktail recipe! This rosé lemon cocktail is the perfect drink for summer. Even though it’s fruity, it’s not overly sweet. It’s very light and refreshing—perfect for a sunny day by the pool or a backyard barbecue!

Honestly I’m more of a wine person, but my husband loves craft cocktails. His favorite one to make at home is an aviation (recipe here), but he also enjoys trying new recipes. Whenever we go to a restaurant with a great cocktail menu he’ll take a photo of the drink descriptions so that he can try to recreate them at home. We had dinner at Slick Lips recently and LOVED their refreshing summer sippers. I ordered the “50 Shades of Rose” cocktail, which is made with rosé vodka, rose simple syrup, strawberry purée and a few other ingredients. It was very refreshing and not overly sweet. After a few trial runs at home, we finally came up with a similar recipe that we love!

The ingredients are pretty basic, except for the rose simple syrup. It looks like you can find it online, but we made our own using water, sugar and rose petals (this is the recipe we followed). Then you’ll just need rosé vodka (we used Three Olives), fresh lemons, St. Germain and strawberry purée. The recipe below makes one drink, but you could also make a larger batch. We multiplied the recipe by six to fill a carafe for the 4th of July. We mixed it all together using a shaker and then strained it into a pitcher so that we could serve it over ice when ready. It tastes best when slightly watered down, so you could even add a drop or two of water to the mixture. As you’ll see in the photos, I garnished the cocktails with edible dried rose petals, which I found on Etsy. This has quickly become our go-to summer cocktail!

Rosé Lemon Cocktail

A light, refreshing cocktail that is perfect for summer! 

Course Drinks
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Author Jamie Kamber


  • 2 oz. Three Olives Rosé Vodka
  • 1 oz. rose simple syrup
  • 3/4 oz. St. Germain
  • 1 tsp. strawberry purée
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • edible dried rose petals optional


  1. Combine ice, vodka, rose simple syrup, St. Germain, strawberry purée and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well.

  2. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice. 

  3. Garnish with a pinch of edible dried rose petals. Cheers!