Rosebud (Cointreau, Vodka, Rosewater, Cucumber & Mint Cocktail)

December 18, 2018

Author Notes: As far as films go, you won’t find one more acclaimed or revered than Citizen Kane. This vodka-based cocktail, which has light, floral notes of rosewater and fresh mint and cucumber flavors, is based on the film’s iconic mystery: the meaning behind “rosebud.” We won’t give away the ending, but we will recommend giving the film a watch while sipping on this drink.Food52

Food52 Review: This was developed by our partner Cointreau and is featured in the story, Create Your Own Hollywood-Inspired Cocktail & Win a Trip to Cannes.The Editors

Serves: 1
Prep time: 5 min


  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 dash rosewater
  • 2-3 slices cucumber
  • 5-7 fresh mint leave
  • pinches sea salt
  • Dried rosebud, for garnish
In This Recipe


  1. Muddle the cucumber, mint, and simple syrup in a shaker (or skip muddling for a blush-colored cocktail). Add remaining ingredients and ice. Shake and double strain. Garnish with a floating dried rosebud.

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