pink rosesIt’s no secret that one of my favorite parts of summer is my garden. And the gardens of neighbors, and the gardens of friends…basically I’m all about green things and blooming flowers all season long. I like to take pictures of them, but what’s even better is finding new ways to add them to celebrations.

When I ran across this recipe for Rose Martinis, I knew I had to share it. Roses, chocolate, vodka…what’s not to like? (Special thanks to my neighbor for these gorgeous pink roses.)

Rose Martini

1 1/2 ounce vodka
1 ounce white creme de cacao
1/4 ounce rose water
1 drop red food color
rose petals

Pour the first four ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake to chill. Pour into a martini glass, add rose petals (or whole blooms, like I did), and serve.

Rose water can often be found in health food stores, sometimes in the beauty section. I love its subtle floral scent in drinks, and with the addition of fresh rose petals, this cocktail has to be amazing! And just imagine how beautiful it will look at that bridal luncheon or girls’ night.

rose martini recipe

I’ll bet you’ve already guessed that Rose Martini is the Flavor of the Month in more ways than one. Chocolate and roses were just too tempting, so I had to try turning them into a lip balm.

Rose Martini is a pale pink balm with a sweet cocoa flavor and just the slightest hint of roses. It’s available at 15% off all month. It’s also our gift to our VIP subscribers, added to every July order. It couldn’t be simpler to request one: check off that little box at checkout to let us know you’d like to try one. That’s it!

rose martini lip balm

We have new packaging for our Flavor of the Month balms, too! Each one now comes with a special card that includes the recipe for the drink that inspired it (just like that recipe picture above). Which will be handy since I’m sure you’re dying to try Rose Martinis!

rose martini lip balms

Let me know when you’ve tried them. Make sure you come right back here and share, OK? What do you think of rose-flavored foods? Are you a fan? What are your favorites?