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The Rouge, White, and Blue Cocktail

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The Rouge, White, and Blue cocktail.

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. 

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.