Guava Rose

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Cocktail History

The Guava Rose is a frozen cocktail that was created by Junior Merino, a bartender nicknamed “The Liquid Chef” who is well-known for his years-long career creating drinks for several New York City bars, celebrities, and liquor brands. The recipe blends together cachaça, a unique Brazilian rum made from sugarcane juice, with fragrant rose syrup, tart guava, and lime to made a refreshing and romantic drink.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Cachaça: This is a type of rum made in Brazil with sugarcane juice, sugar, and alcohol. We used Kachaça! Premium Cachaça because it’s smooth and well-balanced. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic White Cane Spirit in place of the rum.

Rose Syrup: This is a sweetener made with rose water, white sugar, and water. We made ours at home using Alex’s stovetop recipe.

Guava Jelly: This is a fruit spread made with puréed guava, sugar, and water.

Lime Juice: This is the liquid juice of a lime. We used freshly squeezed lime juice.

Rose Petal: This is the loose petal of a rose.

Bartending Tools

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following bar tools:

Jigger: This is used to measure and pour ingredients. We used the Japanese jigger from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Paring Knife: This is used to cut citrus into slices or wheels. We used the OXO Good Grips 3.5 Inch Paring Knife.

Juicer: This is used to juice citrus. We used the ALEEHAI Manual Fruit Juicer.

Blender: This is used to blend up ingredients. We used the Cuisinart SPB-7CH SmartPowder Electronic Bar Blender.

Tasting Notes

The Guava Rose features faint aromas of guava and has an icy-cold taste that highlights the cachaca’s sugary notes along with more fruity guava flavor, and its aftertaste brings unique botanical rose flavors forward.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: Even though neither one of us is big on frozen drinks and would likely shake it if we made it again, we both found the Guava Rose to be an icy delight. It’s packed with fruity and floral flavors that make you want another sip.

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Alex’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This is a floral drink that I actually really liked because it had enough floral flavors to be prominent yet not enough to overshadow everything else. Guava and cachaça take center stage, giving the cocktail a fruity, peachy vibe, but the rose in the aftertaste reminded me that this is a romantic wintertime Valentine’s Day drink at heart. Despite its icy makeup, this is made for lovers thanks to its fruity flavors and rosy color.”

Kendall’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I hadn’t tried guava on its own before using the jam in this cocktail, and I will definitely be revisiting its fruity flavor. I think I would prefer it in a drink that wasn’t blended though; that was my only real qualm with this one. Unless I’m sitting poolside on a 100°F day, I don’t reach for frozen drinks. Add a bit more guava, shake it, and strain it, and I’d likely give this five stars.”

Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from Liquor, an online beverage publication.

AuthorLiquor.com

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 mins

Ingredients
 2 oz Cachaça
 ¾ oz Guava Jelly
 ¾ oz Lime Juice
 1 Rose Petal

Method
1

Add cachaça, rose syrup, guava jelly, lime juice, and cubed ice to a blender.

2

Blend for 15-20 seconds until smooth.

3

Pour into a cocktail glass.

4

Garnish with rose petal.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 oz Cachaça
 ¾ oz Guava Jelly
 ¾ oz Lime Juice
 1 Rose Petal

Directions

Method
1

Add cachaça, rose syrup, guava jelly, lime juice, and cubed ice to a blender.

2

Blend for 15-20 seconds until smooth.

3

Pour into a cocktail glass.

4

Garnish with rose petal.

Guava Rose

Make It a Mocktail: Use Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic White Cane Spirit in place of the rum to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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More Floral Cocktails

If you like this floral cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

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