It's MARISA'S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND!!!!!! As we've mentioned about a zillion times, we take birthdays very seriously around here...so it was important to me to pick a cocktail worthy of Marisa today. After recently discovering Lillet, it quickly became Marisa's drink of the summer. So what better way to round off the summer and celebrate a birthday than with some Lillet? This cocktail takes advantage of late-summer produce as well, as peaches are perfection this time of year, which makes it a great Indian summer drink.
Lillet is easy and breezy - as simple as cracking it open and pouring it over ice - but it has a special floral flavor that is subtly elegant in an Oh So French way. And so it is perfect for toasting a woman who is laid back, disarming, and easy to be around, but so bright and peppy that she always brings a subtly special vibe to any occasion. Marisa, that's you!! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY and cheers to a wonderful year. I can't think of a better way to toast you than with some yummy drunk peaches. xoxo
Get a printable version of the recipe here.
Lillet also holds a special place in our hearts because it was essential to our very first cocktail, the Spring Fling...another worthy cocktail to try on this late summer weekend!
Cheers - and Happy Marisa's-Birthday-Weekend to us all!
(all photos, jamie grill photography)