The 12 Mocktails of Christmas, Day Nine:
How pretty is this one? We love it!
So first you have to infuse some vodka, or the Lyres London Spirit with good old fashioned musk sticks. Remember those? I used to love them, they are not the same as when I was a kid. You could literally suck the point until it became as sharp as a pencil, alas no more. But they do infuse the colour and flavour that makes this drink a bit special directly into the spirit.
(Actually, according to our mixologist, you can swap out the infusing vodka business and use pink gin instead, don't stay I never give you anything. But you should at least wave a musk stick over the top of the drink...even if you don't like musk!)
Musk you ask why?
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- 90 Milliliters Lyre's Dry London Spirit (or vodka)
- 2 musk sticks plus more for garnish
- wedge of lemon
- edible rose petals, torn up
- 1 Cup ice
- 120 Milliliters rose water
- 30 Milliliters fresh lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons simple syrup
Infuse the Lyre's Dry London Spirit with 2 musk sticks for 2-5 days to get that pretty pink colour and musk flavour.
Rim the glasses with a wedge of lemon, then press glass on to dried rose petals.
In a shaker place ice, musk infused Spirit, rose water, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake, shake, shake!!
Pour into 2 shallow glasses. Garnish with musk sticks.