MermaidMary Cocktail: Le Rosé Pamplemousse
This is probably the simplest cocktails MermaidMary has ever spoken about but she loves it so much she has to let the people know. It is everywhere in Lyon and MermaidMary is bringing the Rosé Pamplemousse back to NZ, it’s just too good!
Pamplemousse is the French word for grapefruit and this can be made with fresh ruby grapefruit juice (which Mary recommends) or with a grapefruit syrup. If you are making with the syrup, which is how it is made in a huge amount of places in France, then just don’t add the grenadine as it will be sweet enough and maybe add in a dash of sparkling water to take the sweetness down again if you wish. The joy of this drink is its versatility! It can be made as a cocktail, a frozen cocktail or a punch. She also recommends using a light dry style of Rosé but it doesn’t have to be an expensive one.
Le Rose Pamplemousse
20mls Fresh Ruby Grapefruit Juice
A dash or two of grenadine
20mls of Cointreau
Build over ice in a large wine glass, give a decent stir and garnish with raspberries and mint.
To make as a frozen cocktail just add all the ingredients into a blender with plenty of ice & serve as above
For a punch the quantities change to:
100 mls grapefruit
A few dashes of grenadine
100 mls Cointreau
Add all into a punch bowl & give a good stir before adding your berries & mint.
MermaidMary is a wine writer & enthusiast who contributes every Friday on The Long Lunch. Never one to be described as an Oenophile her true passion is to spread the word of great wines, while making wine accessible & never using alienating wine speak that confuses people - like Oenophile!
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