The Rouge, White, and Blue Cocktail

The Rouge, White, and Blue Cocktail
Staff Writer
Courtesy of Bar Rouge
The Rouge, White, and Blue cocktail.

The American medal count at the London 2012 Olympics is 66 (as of Tuesday afternoon) and counting, we could certainly use a drink to toast the American Olympic team. Made at Bar Rouge in Washington D.C., bar manager Rico Wisner chose hibiscus grenadine, white peach puree and Bluecoat Gin to pay homage to the colors of the American flag, while still creating a refreshing summertime drink. (Fun fact: Bluecoat Gin is also made in Philly, as an American take on the traditional “redcoat” London dry gin.) We recommend lots of loud "USA!" cheers to go with this spirited drink. 

1
Servings
1400
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the drink

  • 1 1/2  Ounce  Bluecoat Gin
  • 1/2  Ounce  white peach puree
  • 1  Ounce  fresh brewed black tea
  • 3/4  Ounces  hibiscus grenadine
  • 1/2  Ounce  lemon juice

For the hibiscus grenadine

  • 1  Tablespoon  dried hibiscus flowers (aka sorrel, jamaica, flor de jamiaca)
  • 1  Cup  hot water
  • 1  Cup  sugar

Directions

For the drink

For the hibiscus grenadine

Steep hibiscus in water for 10 minutes. Stir in sugar. Simmer lightly until the liquid is reduced to approximately 2/3 its original volume. Strain. Can keep in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
61g
87%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
169g
100%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
260µg
37%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
279mg
28%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
34g
100%
Folate, total
176µg
44%
Iron, Fe
17mg
94%
Magnesium, Mg
99mg
31%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
10mg
71%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
243mg
35%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
23µg
42%
Sodium, Na
322mg
21%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
257g
10%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.

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