We recently installed a fire pit in the back yard, which has been a wonderful addition to our home, enabling us to enjoy the beautiful outdoors for an extended period. As soon as it was set up and the gas connected, my husband and I mixed a celebratory cocktail and enjoyed the fresh air and exquisite warmth.
THE FRENCH ROSE
1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur
1 ounce gin
2 ounces Lillet Rose
2 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
a few dashes of grapefruit bitters
Vigorously shake together all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker for at least 30 seconds. Strain into a martini glass.
Recipe adapted from Saveur