Kristin Mercer / The Flintridge Proper


Kristin celebrates spring in the foothills with this gorgeous and delicious homage to the beautiful rose gardens at nearby Descanso Gardens.  This nearly perfectly balanced gin libation plays the bitter orange and rhubarb notes of the bright orange apertif, Aperol, against the sweet floral notes of our housemade elderflower syrup and a dash of peach bitters for a bright, fruity cocktail that’s not too sweet to enjoy several…

The Secret Garden

Combine all ingredients in a shaker…

  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Elderflower Syrup
  • 3/4 oz Aperol
  • 2 Dashes Peach Bitters
  • 1 1/2 oz Gin

Shake long and hard.  Strain into a cocktail glass.

Garnish with a…

  • Rose Petal