What are cocktails? A cocktail is an alcoholic mixed drink. Most commonly, cocktails are either a combination of spirits or one or more spirits mixed with other ingredients such as fruit juice, flavored syrup, or cream.
Cocktails are the best of the mixed drinks you could ask for. A regular in high-class bars where the customers are assured top quality drinks. Ranging from the Martini, Sidecar, the Old fashioned, or even the highball, whatever type of cocktail it is that tickles your fancy, be sure to get a load of this beautiful drink.
We were recently at our friend Cindy’s house for her daughter Scout’s 1st birthday. Her friend Bu made these refreshing wine cocktails, that were so great, not just because of the taste, but also because they were light enough to not hit you so hard over the head. And while we didn’t get to the drink in time to capture it in its complete undrunk glory, trust us, it is nice looking as well.
Bu is calling this drink “Scout’s Honor”, and here’s how she made it.
- (Decent) Rose wine (chilled)
- Rose Lillet (chilled)
- Flowering marjoram, sub marjoram with no flowers.
- Proportions to taste—I started with 3 parts Rose to 1 part Lillet
- Can be just a splash of Lillet if you don’t like the sweetness.
- (Some Rose is dryer than others, I’m learning.)
- The marjoram is key—one sprig per cocktail.
For Scout’s birthday I couldn’t find any flowering marjoram, but the first time I tried this they were better and complimented the herbs in the Lillet.
In a pinch, you can substitute white Lillet, but it has a different herbal flavor and the finished color is only so-so.
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