Well y’all it’s Friday and I think we could all use a little inspiration. Inspiration, like a tick or your grandmother’s giant anchor tattoo, is often found in the strangest places. Beloved reader Amazon Angelle commented on my last entry about by asking:
Is it at all sad that I looked past the dress and am currently trying to come with a cocktail that I shall dub “Frog Water?”
It may be the first time I’ve ever said this with any tenderness but: Honey, No. In fact, I’m surprised it’s taken us this long to come up with a Manolo for the Big Girl cocktail in the first place! I feel like I’ve failed you. But now I want to know, what would go in a Frog Water Cocktail?
Might I suggest filling a glass with dry champagne, dribbling in a just a hint of Benoit Serres Liqueur de Violette and finish off by dropping a sugar cube that has been soaked in Green Chartreuse in the glass right before serving. The violet liqueur, aside from being delicious in champagne, plays into the joke that “frog water” used to be slang for perfume. The Green Chartreuse-soaked sugar cube could represent the little frog and has the added benefit of –like champagne and Liqueur de Violette also being from France.
Setting the poor little sugar amphibian on fire before submerging is also an option, if you particularly like your grenouilles en flambé.