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The Midas Touch Cocktail is like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow ~ it’s made with a unique saffron simple syrup, cognac, sherry, lemon juice and bitters ~ and if you’re looking for a new signature cocktail, this might be it! If you’ve been in Williams Sonoma recently you might have noticed them.  Colorful little apothecary style bottles filled with unusual flavors like cardamom clove and saffron.  Working from the beautiful coast of Maine, Royal Rose hand makes small batch gourmet simple syrups from organic, fair-trade ingredients so that you don’t have to rely on your local bartender to make you an explosively creative cocktail.  Yes, you’ll need Royal Rose to help make this Midas Touch Cocktail, but you won’t want to lock these syrups away in your liquor cabinet, either, you can use them in everything from Thai stir-fry to homemade soda. to your morning oatmeal. Artificial flavorings are one of my biggest pet peeves, like those awful ‘blueberry bits’ in mass-produced muffins, or the chemical taste in a bad piña colada mix, it all sets my teeth on edge.  But I can sleep easier knowing that Royal Rose is out there preserving and promoting …

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  • 1½ oz cognac
  • ¾ oz sherry
  • ½ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz Royal Rose Saffron Syrup
  • 2 dashes Boker’s Bitters


  1. Add ingredients to a pint glass or shaking tin 1/2 full of ice. Shake vigorously. Serve straight up in a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
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