How to Make a Rose Kennedy Cocktail

As suggested by the name, the cocktail was named after Rose Kennedy, the mother of John F. Kennedy, once president of the United States. Rose Kennedy was beloved by the public for her open personality and philanthropy. That is why we now have a famous and much loved drink named after her. The drink is perfect for people who are diet conscious and are over-looking their calorie intake. The ingredients include soda and vodka which are not very heavy and are refreshing at the same time. In bars, it is known as VSS (vodka, soda and splash) for short instead of the original name and it is most famous in the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern Regions of The United States. Let us explore the heavenly world of cocktails with our step by step recipe of Rose Kennedy.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 01 person (proportionately increase for more people)
Utensils: Cocktail glass, straw


– 1 part soda
– 1 part vodka
– splash of Cranberry juice
– Lemon wedge or skin twirl for garnishing (optional)
– Ice cubes in appropriate quantity for chilling


  • 1

    Take out your best cocktail glass and chill it in the refrigerator. Cocktail tastes best when chilled. Take it out when the sides appear frosted.

  • 2

    Put ice cubes into the glass. Pour in the soda vodka and splash 'over the rocks'' i.e over the ice. There is no order to be followed. whether it is the vodka first or the soda, both will give the same end taste.

  • 3

    Your Rose Kennedy cocktail is ready. For garnishing stick the lemon wedge to the glass sides. If in mood for creativity, peel lemon skin and let it float in the cocktail for a mesmerizing effect. Straws of multiple colors will look good in the cocktail and complete the part feel.

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