The Heart Throb
Although it was just the fall equinox, I like to believe we still have a few weeks of summer. I'll keep going about my week assuming it's going to be 75 degrees and sunny until all the leaves are gone, the sun hasn't come out in months, and everything outside is soaked. Until then, let's keep drinking cocktails with fruit and champagne, rather than cocktails with cinnamon and whiskey. Here's a drink to help bring back the clear dusk of midsummer, a sweetly tart cocktail that pulses with Lillet Rose.
With a heady mix of bubbles, luscious ripe berry notes, and a citrusy kick, this is one Heart Throb that's certain to make the heart flutter and daydream about warm nights.
Light and bright and slightly sweet, The Heart Throb is perfect before or after supper, and will endure well into the night. Lillet Rose lends a fruity aroma and playfully rosy hue. The Liber & Co. Grapefruit Shrub adds a hint of citrus fruit, a splash of acidity from the coconut vinegar, and a hit of allspice. A splash bubbles at the finish rounds out this delicately composed cocktail. As you sip away the night with your sweet, feel your heart begin to take root in your body.
- 1 1/2 oz Lillet Rose
- 1 1/2 oz Liber & Co. Texas Grapefruit Shrub
- Splash of Champagne, 5oz or so (I like Andre Clouet)
- Pour equal parts Lillet Rose and Liber & Co. Texas Grapefruit Syrup into a fluted champagne glass.
- Top off with your favorite champagne, then serve.
When springtime comes back around, add a splash of Liber & Co. Texas Grapefruit Shrub to your Gin & Tonic for a citrusy twist on the classic. Or liven up the basic Margarita. With such a well-balanced citrus shrub, the possibilities are truly endless.