Cocktail (MEImick) is a Climber in the south and a Shrub in the north. The small to medium, 5 petal blooms are bright red with a yellow centre and stamens and have a spicy fragrance. The amount of bloom is exceptional and the foliage is glossy and disease free.
Cockctail was hybridized by Francis Meilland of France and introduced in 1957.
The parentage of Cocktail is (Independence x Orange Triumph) x Phyllis Bide.