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Orange, Rosewater, and Mint Sparkler

January 28, 2013

[Photograph: Autumn Giles]

Bright and floral, the orange rosewater sparkler is made with fresh-squeezed orange, muddled mint, and rosewater.

Note: To truly get just a couple of drops of rosewater, pour it from a spoon rather than the bottle. You'll have more control and you just need a little.
If you don't have a muddler, use the handle of a wooden spoon.

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Special equipment: muddler, mixing glass or cocktail shaker


serves serves 2, active time 15 minutes, total time 15 minutes

  • 1/4 cup mint leaves (about 25 leaves), loosely packed and removed from their stems
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) fresh orange juice (from 2 medium oranges)
  • 2 drops rosewater
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) seltzer


  1. Muddle the mint leaves gently in a mixing glass. Add orange juice, rosewater, and seltzer, stir gently to combine.

  2. Pour the sparkling orange juice mixture into two ice-filled Old Fashioned glasses and serve immediately.

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