Bon Weekend, Plus Couture Cocktails

A lovely day consisting of breakfast on a French café patio, hair appointments, shopping and, once again, outdoor dining and cocktails at a new favourite, on quite possibly the most beautiful day of the summer… a perfect way to end the week.  Now, a last trip to the country before the fall semester begins. 

Many beautiful photos collected on Pinterest this week… can hardly pull myself away at times.

Couture Cocktails
Cardamom Rose Cocktail
1.5 oz of Hendrick’s gin (this is a rose & cucumber infused gin)
.75 oz of Rose syrup (make at home with rose water and simple syrup or buy locally)
.25 oz of Fresh lemon juice
.75 oz of Fresh grapefruit juice (ruby red preferably)
2 dashes of Peychauds bitters (Peychaud is credited with first creating the cocktail)
1 Cardamom Pod
1) Lightly muddle 1 cardamom pod at the bottom of shaker (not too much muddling or it will overpower the drink)
2) Add the rest of the ingredients
3) Add ice
4) Shake for 20 seconds
5) Strain over fresh ice to remove the cardamom pod
6) Add a splash of seltzer water
7) Garnish with rose petals or fresh lemon wedge (use organic if possible)

Wishing you beautiful late summer weekend!
xoxo, B
photos via Pinterest, recipe via Design Sponge

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  • Reply Pamela Bates August 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    LOVE Hendricks gin.

    that last dress is so very lovely. reminds me of grace kelly. enjoy the weekd B.

  • Reply High Heeled Life August 12, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Gorgeous photos!! yes life after summer is just around the corner. You always share the most fascinating cocktails.

    Wishing you a fabulous week-end, Hugs, C. (HHL)

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