Saturday, July 5, 2014

Bastille Day Drinks

Vive La France! July 14th is Bastille Day and while we hope you won’t feel the need to storm any nearby prisons, who doesn’t love another reason to raise a glass in the summer? Below are some of our favorite revolution-inspired cocktails made with Camus Cognac or Lucid Absinthe – both hand crafted in France. So grab a glass, don some red white and blue and Santé!
The Marie Antoinette – No cake required!

1 oz. Camus VS Elegance Cognac
¼ oz. raspberry liqueur
¼ oz. Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne
Garnish with Chinese star anise

Combine Camus VS Elegance Cognac and raspberry liqueur in a Champagne flûte. Top with Laurent- Perrier Brut Champagne. Garnish with Chinese star anise and serve.
Dauphin’s Dream – A classic cocktail worthy of a king.

½ oz. Lucid Absinthe
½ oz. grenadine
2 oz. calvados
1 oz. gin

In a cocktail shaker add all ingredients and ice. Shake and strain into a coupe and serve.
Robespierre’s Republique – Support your right to sip delicious cocktails.

2 oz. Camus VS Elegance Cognac
½ oz. Aperol
½ oz. St. Germain
¾ oz. lemon juice
1 dash of rhubarb bitters
Flamed orange twist for garnish

Combine ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a flamed orange twist and serve.
The Lafayette – This cocktail will be a winner with both French and American sippers.

1 oz. Lucid Absinthe
2 oz. pear nectar
½ oz. simple syrup
½ oz. lemon juice
Handful of sliced cucumber

In a cocktail shaker add liquid ingredients and ice. Shake vigorously and strain over ice in a rocks glass, add cucumber wedges and serve.

Happy Upcoming Bastille Day!

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