La Vie en Rose, Plus Couture Cocktails

Bon weekend!  La Vie en Rose, translating to “bed of roses,” inspired this post of one of my favourite things ~ a rose.  I love the smell, colour, and flavour of this delicate flower.  While I pretty much admire all roses, I favor the pink shades most.

The soft, romantic, classically feminine colour is on my radar for fall.  It’s a pleasant departure from the  brilliant autumn hues that will be everywhere.  The colour instantly lifts my spirits and I feel it complements my pale skin more than bold, darker shades.


 One (another lovely option here), Two, Three (another option here), Four (another option here and here), Five, Six (another option here and here), and Seven (another option here). 
Couture Cocktails
I love the name of this cocktail ~ The Giggly Rose.
Petals of three unsprayed roses, plus 6 small unsprayed roses to garnish
3 shots (90 ml) of gin
1/4 cup (60 ml) lemon juice
750ml bottle sparkling wine, chilled
One bunch of mint leaves
Ice cubes, to serve
Rose Syrup
150g caster sugar
1 Tbl rosewater 
For the syrup, place sugar and 100ml water in a pan over medium-high heat. Bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve sugar, then remove from heat. Stir in rosewater, then chill until it has cooled completely.

Gently bruise the mint leaves and rose petals in your hands to release their aroma, then place into six chilled glasses.
In 2 batches, divide gin, lemon juice, rose syrup and plenty of ice in a cocktail shaker.
Shake well, then divide into the glasses and top with sparkling wine. 
Add rose to garnish, then serve immediately ~ straw optional.
Wishing you a most beautiful weekend!
xoxo, B
Recipe via here.

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  • Reply miss b July 26, 2013 at 3:08 am

    What a pretty feminine selection! The palest of pink is my favourite shade – gorgeous scarf and bag and what a fun name for a cocktail!

  • Reply VM Creation Atelier July 26, 2013 at 6:50 am

    OMG…………..Realy pretty and totaly in love with your selection,dear B.!!!:)))*

    Thank you,my dear blogy glrfriend for Always sweet visiting me….


  • Reply Celia M. High Heeled Life July 26, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Loving the softness and calmness these photos provide. I'm with you mon ami, this is a brilliant colour choice for autumn. and that cocktail .. need I say more.. wishing you a fabulous week-end.. Hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

  • Reply Vannessa@Luxuria July 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Just found you lovely blog. Love the “pink” section and will definitely be trying that Terry blusher 😉 I'm not really a pink girl, but I do love the shade you've selected. Have a lovely weekend x

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