Musk You Ask?

Serves 2 Prep Time 5 minutes   Rated:

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.

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