A Light & Refreshing Summertime Cocktail … Rose Hibiscus Spritz

Warm summer nights call for light, refreshing, and pretty cocktails. Today I’m thrilled to join Annie, Cindy, Mary Ann and a few of their blogging pals to share our favorite summertime cocktail – and mocktail – recipes. It’s going to be good so let’s get inspired.

August is Cocktail Month at Snowberry.

And I’m kicking things off with a Rose Hibiscus Spritz.

Made with gin, rose, hibiscus syrup and fresh squeezed lemon juice.

And topped off with Club Soda.

It’s based on a recipe from BHG, but I use less alcohol.

It’s summer in a cocktail shaker.

Tray of cocktail ingredients Hibiscus Tea

Images by Monica Vargas Photos

First let’s make Rose Hibiscus Simple Syrup.

It’s easy and you can do it the night before.

Or morning of.

It keeps in the refrigerator up to two weeks.

Tray of cocktail ingredients

Here’s what to do.

Rose Hibiscus Simple Syrup

In a sauce pan combine:

1 cup rose wine

1 cup sugar

1 hibiscus tea bag

Bring to a simmer until sugar dissolves.

Stirring frequently.

Cool to room temperature.

Squeeze tea tag and remove.


I made an Instagram video that you can watch here.

Tray of cocktail ingredients

When it’s cocktail time, here’s what you’ll need.

(makes 2 spritz)

2 oz Gin

2 oz Dry Rose

1/2 oz Rose Hibiscus Simple Syrup

1/2 oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

Club Soda

2 sprigs of Rosemary

Tray of cocktail ingredients

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.

Add gin, rose, hibiscus syrup and lemon juice.

Shake well.

If you need a good cocktail shaker (who doesn’t?), I like this one.


Strain into chilled glasses.

Add ice, if you like.

I love these sparkling wine glasses from Crate & Barrel.

They’re not just for sparkling wine.

I use them for all kinds of drinks.

Pouring cocktail into glasses

Top each glass with Club Soda.

Garnish with Rosemary.

Rose Hibiscus Spritz Cocktails on a Tray



Don’t they look pretty?!

They’re light … something I really appreciate in a cocktail.

The color is glorious.

And the fresh squeezed lemon juice smells heavenly.

The Rose Hibiscus Spritz is officially my favorite summer cocktail.


Rose Hibiscus Spritz

Refreshing Summer Cocktail
Course Drinks
Servings 1


  • 1 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Dry Rose
  • 1/2 oz Rose Hibiscus Simple Syrup See below
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
  • Rosemary sprig for garnish


  • To make simple syrup combine 1 cup rose, 1 cup sugar and 1 hibiscus tea bag in sauce pan. Bring to simmer, stirring often. Simmer and stir until sugar dissolves. Cool to room temp. Remove tea bag, squeezing out all liquid and discard. Refrigerate up to two weeks.
  • In an ice filled cocktail shaker add gin, rose, hibiscus syrup, and lemon juice.
  • Shake well and strain into chilled, ice filled glass.
  • Garnish with rosemary sprig.
Keyword Rose Hibiscus Spritz, Spritz, Spritzer, Summer Cocktail

Woman standing in garden with cocktail and flower basket

I’m wearing a striped shirt dress from Tuckernuck.

And carrying my new gathering basket from Pottery Barn.

I even clipped flowers which is usually something I’m very squeamish about.


Pippa enjoys making spritzers too.

And any excuse to swan around the patio.

Dog on patio next to hydrangeas

So there you have it.

A light, refreshing, and pretty summer cocktail.

Rose Hibiscus Spritz



Rose Hibiscus Spritz Pin Collage

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Now let’s see what my friends are making!







As always, I appreciate your visit and welcome your thoughts in the comments below.

I’ll see you Saturday for Weekend Meanderings.

And next week, Cocktail Month at Snowberry continues with Grapefruit Aperol Spritz!

Woman holding cocktail and flower basket in garden Rose Hibiscus Spritz

Until then, cheers!


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  • Juliet this looks delicious! I love cocktails! I am off to check out the other ladies and see what else I need to make or get before the weekend.
    Love your dress, and your garden trug and your adorable pup!
    I will see you Saturday!
    Have a wonderful week!

  • I am ordering those glasses today! My daughter and I fell in love with Aperol spritzers when we took a family trip to Italy. They serve every cocktail with a small accompaniment of something like chips, almonds, etc.

    • You’ll love the glasses, Lyn. I use them for everything. And, yes, a little nibble with an appertivo is so Italian! xo

  • Juliet! What a lovely, refreshing looking cocktail! Love the unique combination of flavors and rosemary sprig garnish! So pretty!

    • Oh Annie … you’re too kind. What a fun idea to share summer cocktails. Thanks for including me and cheers! xo

  • Those Crate and Barrel glasses are so pretty and reasonably priced. I gave some to my sister…I want them too. This cocktail must be as fragrant as a bouquet. I love that it feels feminine. You have the most beautiful hair!!

    • You must get them too! Perfect for your new coastal dream boat of a home. And, thank you … you’re the sweetest. Cheers! xo

  • Juliet, I have to get my hibiscus game on. Looks like a really pretty drink to serve and especially for a summer night! I love the pretty glasses and the rosemary garnish too. You look lovely in your Tuckernuck dress and in your pretty garden. Who would not want to be sipping one of these amongst the hydrangeas? xo

    • Get it girl … this is the perfect drink for your lush, resort-like back patio. Make a batch of hibiscus syrup (easy) and be set to spritzer all week. That’s the blessing, and the curse. Haha … xoxo

  • Now I can get behind this one! It is interesting that you “cook” the wine. This looks and sounds absolutely delicious! I knew you would come up with a good one “cocktail queen”. Darling dress on you by the way!

    • Yes, wine in the simple syrup. And its so good. Not to mention the color is stunning. And, the drinks not bad. Haha! Cheers! xo

  • Hi Juliet- What a beautiful cocktail. I’ve been admiring your glasses and they’re on sale right now! Thanks for a great post.

  • Hi, I’m Juliet … welcome to Make Mine a Spritzer where we talk about all things home décor, classic style and more! I’m so happy you’re here!

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