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

December 18, 2018
3.7 Stars
Photo by Julia Gartland
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

Test Kitchen Notes

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 minutes
  • Serves 1
  • 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
  • Pinch 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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