Peach-Apricot Lillet Blanc Fizz with Cardamom Sugar
Peaches, cardamom sugar and Lillet blanc combine in this sweet, end-of-summer cocktail.
Author: Dana Raidt
Airtight container with lid
For cardamom sugar:
1cupcoarse sugarwhatever you would normally use for rimming cocktail glasses
20-30whole cardamom seedsdepending on how strong of a flavor you want
1ouncepeach juicefreshly juiced if possible or nectar
1/2ounceapricot juicefreshly juiced if possible or nectar
2 to 3ouncePeach-Pear LaCroix sparkling water OR Seagram's White Peach Seltzer
To make cardamom sugar:
Mix together cardamom seeds and sugar and store in an airtight container. The cardamom flavor will get more intense the longer it sits. Start steeping the sugar a couple hours before you make the drinks, or let it sit for days (or even weeks) to let it get stronger.
To make cocktail:
Get rim of lowball glass slightly wet (using water or citrus juice), then dip in cardamom sugar. In a separate glass, mix peach juice, apricot juice and Lillet blanc; pour carefully into serving glass. Top off with LaCroix/Seagrams and serve.
If you use fruit nectar, the cocktail will be thicker and sweeter, so you may want to use a bit more sparkling water