It’s Happy Hour! Our drink today is the English Rose which is found at the Rose and Crown Restaurant and Pub at the United Kingdom Pavillion in Epcot.
I actually tried this drink for the first time last weekend and I have to say, it was really quite good. They put the drink in a 16 oz. plastic cup for the “to-go” version, so we’ll start by filling a 16 oz glass with ice and then Bartender Kate gave me the following recipe:
1.5 oz Gin (Rose and Crown uses Beefeater)
1.5 oz Apricot Brandy
A splash of Sweet Vermouth
1 oz each of Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, and Pineapple Juice
Pour into shaker and mix.
Pour into glass and garnish with orange and cherry.
A note on having this drink at the Rose and Crown Restaurant or Pub. It normally comes in a hard plastic souvenir cup which, like the glow cubes, you pay a premium for. If you’d rather skip the souvenir cup, just ask them to make it a to-go cup and it will cost about $3.00 less.
Please, try this at home!