“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. ”
“One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.”
“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”
– David Henry Thoreau
Whether you raise a glass to your loved one this February 14th, or raise a glass to yourself, take a moment to consider the love you have around you and all the love you have to give.
Have a very Happy Valentine’s Day, whatever you do, whomever you’re with!
‘Honey, Bee Mine’ French 75 Cocktail
This playful twist on the classic French 75 counts on honey in its simple syrup and a drop of rosewater. Light, feminine, luxurious and romantic, this cocktail will surely set the mood.
¼ C fresh Meyer lemon juice (regular lemons will do if you can’t find the sweeter, milder Meyers)
¼ C honey simple syrup – instructions below
½ C gin
Champagne or sparkling wine, well chilled
1 drop rose water – optional
paper-thin lemon slices for garnish
To make the honey simple syrup, bring to the boil: 1 cup of water and 1 cup of honey. Allow to cook 2 minutes to ensure honey is fully dissolved into the water. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Store in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Chill champagne flutes or coupes.
In a large cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the honey syrup, lemon juice, gin and rosewater (if using). Shake well. Strain into chilled glasses and top-up with chilled Champagne (or sparkling wine). Garnish with floating lemon slices. Cheers!