Today is Bastille Day, so what would be more appropriate then a few French Drink recipes to enjoy while your storming your favorite Gov’t building!!
Pompier: This cocktail is a refreshing black currant recipe straight from the Jazz Age of 1930s Paris.
- 1/2 oz crème de cassis (Black Current liqueur)
- 3 Oz.dry vermouth
- Top off with Club soda
The Americano: Next is a rather familiar named drink but with a French twist.
- 1 oz Campari
- 1 oz red vermouth
The Rose: This was a very popular drink in Paris in the '20s, but has since been forgotten. Be careful – there are two different recipes for this drink – this is close to the original that was popular back in the art deco era in France:
Stir well with cracked ice:
- 2 oz French vermouth (Noilly Prat)
- 1 oz kirshwasser (Alsatian Trimbach) it's an eau de vie, dry and clear
- 1 teaspoon raspberry syrup or (if you're in France) sirop de groseille
Preparation: Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a rose petal (okay, that's not how they used to make them, but it sure looks nice).
So there you have it – three different yet the same French concoctions to enjoy the Revolution by. So until next week kiddies - Give me liberty or give me Booze!!!