This delightfully refreshing spin on apéritif is starting to pop up in cafés across the City of Lights. How do we know? Because we discovered it with Parisian friends this Spring. It’s still rare to find a good one, but once you take your first sip, we’re sure you’ll believe us when we say that the Rosé Pamplemousse will soon take over the world. With any luck, we’ll begin to find it in Lausanne next summer – for now, you can whip it up at home!

The players
Grapefruit sirop
Rosé wine – cheap is best 😉
A wedge of grapefruit (or two…)
Ample ice cubes

The play

  • Pour 2 dl of rosé wine into a cocktail shaker
  • Stir in the grapefruit sirop – add a little at a time to taste. There’s no precise recipe – every café owner we spoke to has their own proportions
  • Add ice and give it a few shakes before pouring into a large glass and garnishing with grapefruit
  • Enjoy outdoors*

*As much a part of the recipe as the rosé wine. View of Lake Geneva optional.

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