So I’m breaking the rules and living on the edge. I know this page is about feeding children and all things healthy, but sometimes us mammas need a delicious tipple, that isn’t full of sweet and gonna send us crashing. And this is the BOMB.
Using an incredibly pretty, and citrus infused French vermouth called Lillet. And I’ve finagled a way of making it sugar free – which for a cocktail is pretty special as they’re usually mixed with bags of it.
A dear friend came to visit me recently from Bermuda, and her and her husband turned up for dinner with a flask of this nectar. And a Bermudian lemon in their luggage to go with it!
We were totally blown away, and it is only fair of me to share this with you, as it will be my drink of the summer, I can not get enough of it. I do hope you love it too.
MAKES 2 Cocktails
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 200 ml water
- 30 ml Lillet Rose
- 30 ml Vodka (best you can get your hands on)
- Drop or two of maple syrup or honey if you must, we love it without
Pour the lemon juice into the water and stir together.
Add a couple of ice cubes to a pretty cocktail glass with a peel of lemon zest, and pour in the vodka and the Lillet, stirring to mix. Pour over the lemonade mixture until glass is full enough. Stir briefly and sip immediately.
Cheers to the summer!