Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Time for a Drink: Lillet Rose Spring Cocktail

Hosting Easter Brunch or Lunch? I have the perfect drink..!! How about some Lillet Rose, a fortified-wine blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Muscatel mixed with the aroma of flowers and ripe berries, and for a special touch..... edible flowers garnishing each drink? Sounds like the perfect spring aperitif, don't you think?

Words to describe Lillet Rose: "The smell of Rose wine grows out of the humidity along with floral notes of primrose, rose water, honeysuckle and then fades into an earthy, dewy, after-a-rainfall finish." 

Here is the recipe:

Lillet Rose Spring Cocktail

Ingredients (Serves 6)
* 12 ounces Lillet Rose
* 12 ounces Ruby Red grapefruit juice
* 6 ounces gin
* 6 edible flower blossoms (optional; chefs-garden.com)

1. Combine 6 ounces Lillet, 6 ounces grapefruit juice, 3 ounces gin, and ice in a cocktail shaker.
2. Shake until well chilled.
3. Strain and divide cocktail among 3 stemmed cocktail glasses, such as Champagne coupes. Repeat.
4. Garnish with flowers. Serve immediately.

I can't seem to find a distributor online of Lillet Rose in the US, so I contacted the company to find out. I will update and tweet about the info once I have it. For Europe you can buy it {here}.
{Images and recipe by Martha Stewart Living April 2012}


Jennifer said...

yum!!! I love Lillet! This sounds delightful!

sonia de macedo said...

This looks too good to drink! So fresh and chic!


kate xx said...

Yum! Looks stunning! :) x

Inner-Outer Beauty said...

The drinks look great for Easter!

Sweetlyfierce said...

It looks so cute, it will match perfectly with my Easter decor... LOVE IT!!!! ;)

Maggie said...

Love this - so light and fresh! Just perfect for the warm weather that's expected in our area this weekend.

Have been reading your blog for some time, but not commented - you do an awesome job. Every detail and every look you choose to show is clean, elegant and lovely.

Lolita in the Mix said...

These are the cutest cocktails i've ever seen!!



Hilla Hryniszyn said...

looks delicious and so pretty with the flowers

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