“Pillow Talk” #FlowerCocktailHour created by Kristin Adkins
My Friend Kristin Adkins- Mixologist created this cocktail- for Terra GR- it was originally a specialty cocktail for Valentine’s Day- but it was so popular they added it to the menu permanently!
Kristin and I met – at Terra GR- and today my Friend Kristin is an agent at Kenowa Insurance- a local Allstate Insurance Company. She’s helped me keep my container gardens alive- with my never ending travel schedule- and we remain great friends. Kel and I miss her at our weekly visits to Terra GR for the Mushroom Pizza with Fennel Sausage… but we’ve always got this “Pillow Talk” Cocktail Hour to see her – and experience her infectious laugh… Great Times, Great Friend and Wonderful Memories.
This cocktail contains two hand-crafted ingredients. Rose Water and Pink Peppercorn Syrup. Let’s share those ingredients first. Rose water and Pink Peppercorn Syrup are mood enhancers- and who doesn’t want to get in the mood- before hitting the pillows… Thanks Kristin!
Recipe for Rose Water:
Add 1 Cup Organic Rose Dried Rose petals to 1 Cup of Water- bring to simmer- and allow to steep for 10-15 minutes- strain the mixture- and cool. Citric acid can be added to this mixture- to help preserve it… giving it shelf life of 30 days… if citric acid is not used- the mixture should be used in 5-7 days. Keep the mixture refrigerated!
Recipe for Pink Peppercorn Syrup:
Add 2 cups of Sugar to 4 Cup of Water- add 2 cups of Pink Peppercorns- bring water to a boil and dissolve the sugar- allow to steep for 1-2 hours- and strain to remove peppercorns. Keep this mixture refrigerated as well.
Recipe for “PILLOW TALK” – courtesy of Terra GR and Kristin Adkins- Mixologist!
Watch Kristin mix up this cocktail in Episode 210- Everything’s Coming up Roses
Fill a Cocktail shaker with ICE and add the following ingredients
1 1/2 Ounces of your Favorite Gin- (Mine is Boodles- but you can select your own)
1 1/2 Ounces of Rose Water
1 Ounce of Pink Peppercorn Syrup
Squeeze in 1/4 Section of Fresh Lime-
Shake and serve in a Martini Glass- Garnish with Organic Rose Petals or an Organic Rose Blossom.