Gifting the Black Rose

The Black Rose uses Bourbon, Cognac, Grenadine, and two kinds of bitters. It mixed with ice and strained into chilled rocks glass without ice. Simply fantastic! {photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist.}

Though the black rose does not actually exist in nature, when given as gift the meaning is larger than life – pardon the pun. Symbolically the black rose means “death or farewell.” However, when paired with a lover’s holiday the Black Rose could take on new meaning beyond gloomy. A toast to burying the past with nod to hopeful beginnings is always a wonderful way to begin one’s finest hour or any Happy Hour – don’t you think? If nothing else, the Black Rose is sure fire way to begin a conversation.