Cocktail with pineau des Charentes : The Lady Bee’s recipe

29-06-2017
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Recipe of the cocktail “Lady Bee”

Created by the team at Gravity Bar, 44 rue des Vinaigrieres, 75010 Paris

The pineau des Charentes suits every tastes, discover the particularities of this french liquor here

 

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As the good weather begins to take hold, succumb to the charms of this bright, golden cocktail brimming with sunshine to set the summer mood. Lady Bee is a refreshing, richly-flavoured cocktail created by the team at Gravity, one of Paris’s iconic cocktail bars. Pineau des Charentes’s trademark honeyed notes are lifted by a lively zip of lemon acidity, creating the perfect balance of sweetness and bold flavours. A splash of white wine breaks with traditional codes and brings poise and complexity. And for an even fresher take, try with a dash of sparkling water. Finally, the thyme imparts a touch of oak, bringing greater dimension to this unique mix. Take a fresh look at Pineau des Charentes with Lady Bee, the perfect cocktail to set the summer mood.

 

Ingredients

  • 6cl white Pineau des Charentes
  • 3cl dry, white wine
  • 1.5cl lemon juice (approx. ¼ of a lemon)
  • 1 tsp runny honey
  • 2cl sparkling water (optional)

To garnish

  • Slice of lemon
  • Sprig of thyme

Mixing the cocktail

Place the honey in a glass. Add the lemon juice and mix until the honey dissolves in the lemon juice. Top up with ice. Pour over the white wine and the white Pineau, then stir. If needed, add the sparkling water at this stage. Garnish with a sprig of thyme and a slice of lemon.  Cheers!