Any great cocktail starts with a solid foundation. Some days (or months) call for a bourbon or whiskey drink to gently settle you into winter. Some weeks only gin-based cocktails sustain. But as the recent snow puddles away and the sunshine begins peaking through, a sweetly tart cocktail that pulses with Lillet Rose is the only thing that will do.
A good heart throb will sweep you off your feet with adoring glances and a come-hither attitude. And so will this cocktail. With a heady mix of luxurious bubbles, luscious ripe berry notes, and a citrusy kick, this is one Heart Throb that’s certain to make the heart a-flutter.
Light and bright and slightly sweet, The Heart Throb is perfect before or after supper, and will endure well into the night. Lillet Rose lends a fruity aroma and playfully rosy hue. The Liber & Co. Grapefruit Shrub adds a hint of citrus fruit, a splash of acidity from the coconut vinegar, and a hit of allspice. A splash bubbles at the finish rounds out this delicately composed cocktail. As you sip away the night with your sweet, feel your heart begin to take root in your body.
The Heart Throb
1 1/2 oz Lillet Rose
1 1/2 oz Liber & Co. Texas Grapefruit Shrub
Splash of Champagne, 5oz or so (I like Andre Clouet)
Pour equal parts Lillet Rose and Liber & Co. Texas Grapefruit Syrup into a fluted champagne glass. Top off with your favorite champagne, then serve. Your heart throb will thank you.
When springtime rolls around, add a splash of Liber & Co. Texas Grapefruit Shrub to your Gin & Tonic for a citrusy twist on the classic. Or liven up the basic Margarita. With such a well-balanced citrus shrub, the possibilities are truly endless.