Flowers & You

Lauren Corriveau, Nitecap | New York

“The crisp, refreshing flavor of cucumber plays well with a multitude of profiles—from vegetal and herbaceous drinks to those with more fruity and floral character,” says Lauren Corriveau. Her brandy and blanc vermouth spritz-inspired Flowers & You incorporates Fever-Tree Cucumber Tonic with a homemade grapefruit cordial and rosewater.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces blanc vermouth, preferably La Quintinye Blanc Vermouth Royal
  • 1/2 ounce Cobrafire Blanche d'Armagnac
  • 1/2 ounce grapefruit cordial (see Editor's Note)
  • 2 drops rosewater
  • 2 ounces Fever-Tree Refreshingly Light Cucumber Tonic Water

Garnish: half-wheel slice of grapefruit

Directions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a wine glass filled with ice.
  2. Lightly stir and garnish with a half-wheel slice of grapefruit.
Editor's Note

Grapefruit Cordial:
2 1/2 cups grapefruit juice
2 1/2 cups white sugar
peels of one whole grapefruit

In a large glass vessel with cover or lid, combine the grapefruit juice and sugar, and stir until dissolved.
Remove peel from grapefruit using a Y-peeler. Add peels to the juice/sugar mixture.
Cover and let sit for 24 hours, then strain. Keeps refrigerated for up to one month.

Tagged: cucumber, fever tree

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