Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout April, Mike’s picking up some elegant recipes from the Loring neighborhood’s esteemed Café & Bar Lurcat. This week’s selection uses the elegant flavors of Chambord (a black raspberry liqueur) and Limoncello (an Italian lemon liqueur) and somehow comes out not overly sweet.

1 oz. Chambord
1 oz. Limoncello
1 oz. Lurcat’s house mix (see below)
1 oz. sparkling wine

Lurcat’s ‘House Mix’ (yields 1 quart)
6 oz. lime juice
4 oz. lemon juice
8 oz. simple syrup
14 oz. water

Pour ingredients over a lowball glass filled with ice and stir. Garnish with a cherry.

Taste Test
For a drink that contains a lot of bold, sweet flavors, this drink wasn’t as sweet as I expected. The citrus from the house mix and the dryness of the sparkling wine do a good job at balancing things out. Feel free to play with the ratio of liqueurs to sparkling wine to adjust the flavor to your personal preference.

About Coup d’Etat
Café & Bar Lurcat has been called one of the best summer patios in the cities as well as the best wine bar by City Pages. It also earned wine honors from Food and Wine as well as Wine Enthusiast. Follow the “reservations” link to reserve your spot for Easter brunch.

To find more recipes from Mike’s Mix, click here.


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