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
Prep time: 5 min
ounce fresh lime juice
ounce simple syrup
dashes Angostura bitters
fresh mint leave
pinches sea salt
Dried rosebud, for garnish
- 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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