Canada's Most Romantic Cocktail (or how to impress your Valentine)

Feb 13, 2016
Looking for a sure way to impress your Valentine this weekend (or ever)?

Why not make them a "Yorkville Affair" the cocktail made famous at d|bar at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto.

The drink is as a blend of Tanqueray gin infused in-house with rose petals, mixed with St. Germain elderflower liquor and white cranberry juice. Stirred, not shaken, so it doesn’t cloud the cocktail. Served over a sphere of ice with frozen rose petals inside, this creative concoction rewards your palette with a fruity, floral profile that will remind you of spring. It’s the perfect cocktail for the most romantic day of the year.

Sounds impressive but you can make it at home with a few ingredients and a little bit of planning.


  • 2 oz. Rose Infused Tanqueray Gin, 0.5 oz. St. Germain 1 oz White Cranberry Juice
  • Rose
  • Coupe glass (shallow champagne glass) or martini glass
  • At least an hour ahead of time, put petals in ice cube trays and fill with water to make "rose ice cube."
  • When it's time to make the drink, combine athe Tanqueray and cranberry juice in a shaker. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Add the rose ice cube and serve.
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