WoM – Pandemic Christmas Edition: La Vie en Rouge

Posted in Mixology at 20:10 by Kathleen

La Vie En Rouge did not end up very “rouge”. One cannot argue with the taste though, that is one refreshing cocktail.

La Vie En RougeLa Vie en Rouge

  • 10 to 12 rosemary needles
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 1½ ounce orange liqueur (Grand Marnier)
  • 1½ ounces cranberry juice
  • ½ ounces lemon juice
  • Garnish: rosemary sprig
  • In a cocktail shaker, add 10 to 12 rosemary needles and the simple syrup. Muddle lightly.
  • Add the Grand Marnier, cranberry juice, and lemon juice. Fill the shaker with with ice and shake vigorously.
  • Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.
  • Source: https://www.thespruceeats.com/la-vie-en-rouge-cocktail-recipe-759723

As I mention in the intro, and as you can see from the photo, it is not very “rouge”. The only source of red would be the cranberry juice, so if that is not bright red, then the drink cannot be red.

When it comes to taste though, that was very good. A keeper. I can imagine serving this on a hot afternoon on the deck.

I would be tempted to reduce the amount of simple syrup a bit and increase the lemon juice. The Grand Marnier is already quite sweet. I would also try to muddle the rosemary a bit more, I really couldn’t taste it much.

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