This drink was adapted from a recipe I found in Food and Wine magazine, which they called the "Rosemopolian". I can't stand mishmashed neologisms like that, so the first thing to go was the name. The drink they showed in the magazine looked almost as clear as a Martini (odd, since it had as much cranberry as a regular Cosmopolitan), and called for lemon juice. I changed that to lime juice, reduced the quantity, and used a bright red rose-flavored syrup from the Indian grocery store around the corner. Then came a new name, after the best movie of 1999 and my favorite Grateful Dead album.

Combine ingredients with cracked ice in a cocktail shaker; shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Optionally, you may garnish the drink by floating an organic rose petal on top of the drink.

YIELD: One drink


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