Bartender Made Cocktails – Freedom of the Roses

5th September 2022

Bartender Made Cocktails - Freedom of the Roses

This article is made in collaboration with Özgürcan Aydınlı, an amazing Bartender in Turkey.

The Cocktail that you’re about to make is one of Özgürcan Aydınlı’s Signature Fizz Cocktails, which he makes at the Lujo Hotel in Turkey.

Some Cocktails are made with such sophistication and passion that you become desperate for a sip, that is what Özgürcan Aydınlı has done with his Cocktail, an incredible creation and truly beautiful, engaging not just the palate, but the eye as well.

Let’s Meet The Bartender!

“I’m 24. I have been working as a bartender for 4 years. I live in Bodrum, Turkey. My father ran a restaurant. I met alcohol there and bartending was my childhood dream. Now I am fulfilling that dream. Now I am working at Lujo Art and Joy. I am improving myself further.”Özgürcan Aydınlı

What was the inspiration behind Freedom of the Roses and when did you first make it?

“I made this cocktail last year. My nickname is Freedom. I made this cocktail for a beautiful woman. That’s why I used the name Rose. When I combined it with my own name, “Freedom of Roses” came out. Afterwards, I liked the cocktail very much. And I started to offer it to the guests constantly.”

The Recipe For Freedom of the Roses


  • Homemade Lavender Cordial
  • Strawberry and Basil Aperol İnfuse
  • Malfy Rosa
  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar Syrup
  • Sparkling Wine (Top-up)
  • Garniture: Edible Flower

How To Make The Freedom of the Roses Cocktail

  • Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice.
  • 40 ml Strawberry And basil Aperol İnfuse
  • 20 ml Malfy Rosa
  • 10 ml Lavanta Cordial
  • 20 ml Lemon Juice
  • 10 ml Sugar Syrup
  • Shake and pour into a snifter glass
  • Top up with Champagne (80mls)


Images belong to Özgürcan Aydınlı. Glass of Bubbly was granted permission to use them.

Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.