Recipe: Chateau Marmont’s Frozen Rose

The Frozen Rose is a cool creation of Chateau Marmont. Recipe: Chateau Marmont's Frozen Rose
The Frozen Rose is a cool creation of Chateau Marmont. Recipe: Chateau Marmont’s Frozen Rose
(Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

Sip the essence of summer with the icy Frozen Rose cocktail, created by mixologist Matthew Schaefer for the very refined Chateau Marmont. Cold enough to cause a lovely condensation on the outside of your glass, this slow sipper is made with Martin Miller gin, which is blended with soft Icelandic water. The gin is mixed with a touch of aquavit (a Scandinavian spirit distilled from grain or potatoes and flavored with strong spices like cardamom, anise and cumin) and rounded out with sweet orgeat syrup, sour lemon and a lively Champagne float. A spray of refreshing rose water adds the final sunny touch.

Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (323) 656-1010,

Frozen Rose


5 minutes. Serves 1

1 1/2 ounces gin, preferably Martin Miller Westbourne

1/4 ounce aquavit

1/2 ounce orgeat syrup

1/2 ounce lemon juice

3 dashes orange bitters


Orange peel, garnish


Rose water

Combine the gin, aquavit, orgeat syrup, lemon juice and bitters, and transfer back and forth with crushed ice to chill. Strain into a crusta glass and float with Champagne. Garnish with orange peel and finish with a spray of rose water.


Calories 186


Protein 0

Carbohydrates 9 grams

Fiber 0

Fat 0


Cholesterol 0

Sugar 8 grams

Sodium 1 mg

NOTE: Adapted from Matthew Schaefer at Chateau Marmont. Orgeat is a syrup made with almonds, sugar and rose or orange flower water.