How to Make a Black Rose Cocktail Drink

The Black Rose cocktail is a whiskey drink that is made with bourbon. This is a variation of the much more popular and classic Sazerac drink. There are quite a few drinks with the name of Black Rose, many of which are not variations of this recipe but are completely different drinks.

As with the Sazerac there is a sweetener that is used in the black rose cocktail which is the grenadine. This drink is made in an old fashioned glass, just as Sazerac and Old-Fashioned cocktails are.


  • 2 shots of Bourbon
  • 2 dashes of Grenadine
  • 2 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters
  • Lemon peel to garnish


  1. Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice, about three-fourth of the glass
  2. Add 2 shots of Bourbon Whiskey
  3. Add 2 generous dashes of the grenadine
  4. Add 2 dashes of the Peychaud’s bitters
  5. Stir with a long bar spoon to mix well.
  6. Garnish with a twisted lemon peel

black rose cocktail with bourbon


Being a simple drink, the black rose cocktail does not have much variations.

Sazerac can be viewed as a variation of this drink recipe.


Grenadine is the sweetener in this recipe. You can increase or decrease the proportion of grenadine to suite your taste.