I’m not really a cocktail kind of gal, but after discovering Rosé de Givré this summer in France, I’m hooked.
We had settled into our chairs at Café de Paris, our fave place for a post hike drink. After 26km of hike research on a hot day we deserved a treat. I was about to order my usual cold beer when I spotted a frosty glass of rose wine with a teaspoon standing up in it on its way to another table. I didn’t really know what I was ordering, I did the ‘I’ll have one of those’ motions to the waiter. Heaven in a glass arrived!
Think Raspberrries drunk on rose wine, with a little extra hit of a raspberry liqueur and a few chunks of ice. The perfect summer holiday cocktail.
It became the drink of the day at cafe de Paris for our Sharing the French Alps guests.
Toasting the day and each other with a ‘Santé’ we relived our hiking, e-biking and other daily adventures as we soaked up the village cafe vibes.
The waiters anticipated our order, not what, but how many? Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq?
As we return to our corners of the world we call home, the Rosé de Givré is being recreated. Michelle impressed her family and friends in the UK, Russ and Lauren have served up a version at a house warming in Connecticut, Jo has nailed it in Sydney and Ella has supplies of the liqueur to give out to friends back in Australia. (The recipe is below for anyone who wants to join in).
I’m feeling somewhat Rosé de Givré deprived right now….. raspberries don’t grow here in Bali. I’m settling for the local version of Rose wine with a chunk of ice and fond memories of a French Village café.
Keen to put your order in at Café de Paris? Join our table on the next Sharing the French Alps trip in 2019. for 7 days of Active Travel + Simple Luxury.
Chunks of ice
A dash of raspberry liqueur (try Chambord)
Fresh or frozen raspberries. Be generous. At least 8!
Serve with a teaspoon in a very chilled wine glass.
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