Making Your French Cocktail Dreams Come True
All week long we’ve been recounting a fabulous two weeks in France and sharing all of the equally fabulous things we learned about French drinking. Coming back from 16 days of frolicking around the French countryside where anytime is a perfect time for rose or a crepe is…a bit depressing to say the least. But lucky for us (and for you!) we’ve found some ways to make our French cocktail dreams come true, even from this side of the Atlantic.
The Paris Cocktail book
Let’s start with this Paris Cocktail book: two hundred and seventy one pages of the best Parisian cocktail bars and most importantly the best cocktail recipes from these bars. We did some quick skimming before we left to make sure we were hitting the best spots, but really we’re most grateful for this book having arrived home. You can expect to see many recipes from this book featured over the next several months as we try to drink our way back to France.
Beautiful cocktail glasses
Next let’s talk about these adorable cocktail glasses. Nothing makes your drinking more sophisticated than sprucing up your glassware collection. And the French just seem to capitalize on chic and sophisticated. We won’t begin to describe just how fashionable the woman sitting next to us on our plane ride over was. On a red eye no less. This lovely etsy store Magnifique Classique (Magnificent Classic in French) is committed to sharing “old world European charm.” We are obsessed with the glasses pictured above and we have our eyes on these guys. You can also spruce up your glassware from this fabulous DC based store, Liquorary.
And now for your Friday, a way to drink like the French. A beautiful blend of such interesting ingredients.
Le Woody Wood Cocktail Recipe
Created by Michael Landart, of Maria Loca. From Paris Cocktails
- 1 1/3 oz cachaca infused with walnuts (takes 30-60 minutes to infuse)
- 1/2 oz calvados
- 1 T Benedictine
- 1 T orange curacao
- Infuse cachaca with walnuts (approx 30-6o minutes)
- Strain with fine mesh strainer
- Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled mixing glass
- Stir 40 rotations
- Strain into ice-filled goblets
- Garnish with walnuts and/or cinnamon sticks (optional)