Sometimes we need a delicious tipple, that isn't full of sweet mixers and no flavour. And this is the BOMB.
Using an incredibly pretty, and citrus infused French vermouth called Lillet. And I've finagled a way of making it sugar free - which for a cocktail is pretty special as they're usually mixed with bags of it.
A friend came to visit me recently from Bermuda, and her and her husband turned up for dinner with a flask of this nectar. And a Bermudian lemon in their luggage to go with it!
We were totally blown away, it's my drink of the summer, I can not get enough of it.
MAKES 2 Cocktails
Lillet Rose Vermouth, 75 cl
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 200 ml water
- 30 ml Lillet Rose - just the most delicious discovery for me, I found iron Amazon:
- 30 ml Vodka (best you can get your hands on)
- Drop or two of maple syrup or honey if you must, we love it without
Pour the lemon juice into the water and stir together.
Add a couple of ice cubes to a pretty cocktail glass with a peel of lemon zest, and pour in the vodka and the Lillet, stirring to mix. Pour over the lemonade mixture until glass is full enough. Stir briefly and sip immediately.
Cheers to the summer!