Raspberry Rose Lemon Drop

Raspberry Rose Lemon Drop

The Raspberry Rose Lemon Drop recipe post was made in partnership with C&H® Sugar. Recipe and ideas are my own.

If you’ve been following along for a while, you may know that I love creating my own simple syrups for my cocktails and mocktails. It’s an easy way to adjust your own sweetness level and add exciting ingredients to your mixed drinks!

This Raspberry Rose Lemon Drop, featuring a Raspberry Rose Syrup made with C&H® Granulated Sugar, is the perfect cocktail to kick off the summer with!

Raspberry Rose Lemon Drop

How to Make Simple Syrups

If you’ve never made a syrup, it’s easier than you’d think. It’s usually a 2 to 3-ingredient process that takes no longer than 20 minutes! The best part about creating your own syrups is creating enough to save for later. And then finding new ways to incorporate them in your cooking, baking, or mixing! If you mix up this Raspberry Rose Lemon Drop, you’re definitely going to want some extra syrup.

The Raspberry Rose Lemon Drop is a riff off a traditional lemon drop martini with the addition of raspberries and rose. This cocktail is ideal for sipping on in the summertime or for any special summer holidays or events like barbecues, graduation parties, or birthday celebrations. It’s brimming with tart and refreshing flavors and is finished off with a gorgeous rose petal and sugar rim.

Raspberry Rose Lemon Drop

How to Make the Raspberry Rose Lemon Drop Cocktail

To make this cocktail, you’ll need vodka, raspberries, lemons, C&H® Granulated Sugar and dried edible roses. Either rose petals or rose buds work for this recipe.

To make the Raspberry Rose Syrup, add C&H® Sugar, raspberries, edible dried roses and water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and let the ingredients simmer for about 20 minutes. The raspberries will be broken down.

Raspberry Rose Lemon Drop

Next, let the syrup cool and then strain it into a jar or airtight container so you can save any extra for later!

Now onto the cocktails! Get 2 cocktail glasses ready with a sugar and rose rim. Chop or crumble dried rose petals and combine them with C&H® Granulated Sugar on a plate or shallow dish. Use a lemon wedge to coat the rims of the glasses. Then dip into the sugar and rose mixture, until the rim of the glass is coated.

Raspberry Rose Lemon Drop

For the cocktail, just add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with some ice and strain into your pretty sugar and rose rimmed glasses! Don’t forget to garnish with a lemon round.

Raspberry Rose Lemon Drop

Choosing the Right Sugar for Your Cocktails

Raspberry Rose Lemon Drop

C&H® Sugar is what my family had in the pantry growing up so it always reminds me of learning the basics of baking cookies and cakes with my mom and sisters as a child. So it’s no surprise that it’s one of my go-to cocktail mixing ingredients today!

C&H® Sugar is my preferred sugar brand because of its long history of providing the highest quality sugars. C&H®’s wide selection of products are always 100% pure cane and they’ve been that way since 1906! This results in a superior quality and flavor. The flavor and quality of your sugar is SO important when mixing up simple cocktails because when you’re just using a few ingredients, every ingredient shines!

Raspberry Rose Lemon Drop

C&H®’s line of high quality sugars are perfect for adding natural sweetness to your syrups and have a beautiful consistency for the rim of your glass. You can try using C&H® Sugar in some of my favorite specialty syrups I’ve made recently, like Tarragon Syrup, Ginger Honey Turmeric Syrup, and a Hibiscus Concentrate.

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Raspberry Rose Lemon Drop

Raspberry Rose Lemon Drop

Raspberry Rose Lemon Drop

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Yield: 2


  • ½ cup C&H® Granulated Sugar plus 1 tbsp (divided)
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 tbsp Edible Dried Roses plus 1 tsp (divided)
  • ¼ cup Raspberries
  • 4 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Lemon Juice


  • To make the Raspberry Rose Syrup, add C&H® Granulated Sugar, water dried rose petals to a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Once the sugar has dissolved, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10-20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely. Strain into an airtight container.
  • Prepare 2 cocktail glasses with a sugar and rose rim by combining C&H® Granulated Sugar and chopped dried rose petals in a shallow dish.
  • Coat the rims of the glasses with a lemon wedge and dip into the sugar and rose mixture, until coated.
  • In a cocktail shaker, add vodka, lemon juice, Raspberry Rose Syrup and ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into prepared cocktail glasses.
  • If desired, garnish with lemon slices and fresh raspberries.

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