Thursday, 4 October 2012

Poppies galore / Des coquelicots en folie

Recette: Poppy Cocktail

A delicious, sweet, summery cocktail that Chéri introduced me to this summer while he was working as a barman for Martell, one of the oldest and most prestigious cognac houses. Living so close to the town of Cognac itself, it was only a matter of time before I became seduced by this elegant and refined alcohol that continues to shape the economy and history of the area. However, while I am now learning to appreciate older cognacs in their natural state, the younger and more agressive cognacs are too strong to drink by themselves. Hence the beauty of this original little cocktail recipe! 

Mix together 2cl cognac VS, 2 cl ginger liqueur and a small amount of poppy cordial. Dilute with Perrier. 

This delicious poppy sirop is not easy to come by. I had to go to our local Jardiland that also boasts an epicerie fine to find it! While it was quite expensive (5 euros a bottle!) you only need to put a tiny amount into the cocktail and they have other interesting flavours (candyfloss, lavender, toffee apple, basil etc). 

See Greedy Guide to Cordial for other cordial experiences!

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