Ortolan Rosolio is a modern expression of the historic rosolios of Italy and in the tradition of French apéritifs and Italian amaros. We make it from heirloom roses sourced sustainably in California, and balance it with select botanicals for complexity and length.
Each variety of rose lends its own aroma, flavor, and color to the blend, and the final expression brings a refreshing garden into your glass. The result is a versatile, inimitable, and refreshing liqueur that changes color with the addition of citrus due to the natural pigments in the roses.
Our unique recipe and careful sourcing make Ortolan an essential ingredient for bartenders and home mixologists. Pair it boldly with your favorite spirit and some citrus for a simple drink, serve it chilled on its own, or refresh by having it with club soda and lime. Try elevating classic cocktails like the kir royale, margarita, negroni, spritz, and martini. Make your drinks bloom.
Gold Medal, Bartender Spirits Awards, September 2020
Silver Medal, New York International Spirits Competition, August 2020
Nose: Citrus and floral notes at the fore. Subtle, more complex perfumes emerge with dilution, from almond and lanolin to subtle, myrtle, classic rose, cardamom, clove, and spring flowers.
Palate: Light, balanced sweetness. Very floral and complex with length carried by subtle bitter citrus and earthy/vegetal notes, leading to a long clean finish.
- 27% / 54