Amour Fou — A Parisian Cocktail Recipe

Yes, I know I’m long overdue for a Parsian recap. Je suis désolée. Summer and unemployment got the best of me. But, I promise to have a full Paris Flea post or two in the next month or so…where I went, what I bought, and what I wish I would have known. But until then, I hope this bordello inspired boozy beverage will tide you over.

Maison Souquet hotel Elisa cocktail might have the best boozy beverage I've ever had. Les Belles Horizontales. Vanilla Vodka, Lillet and a Champagne Float.

RECIPE AFTER THE JUMP…

When I want to travel back in time to the Spring days I spent in Paris with The Boy…this is my cocktail of choice. I light my Maison Souquet candle with its exotic scent of tobacco, rose and lavender…listen to some musique francaise, amour fou.

 

While visiting Paris, we rested our heads at Maison Souquet — a boutique hotel with a hidden bar and colorful past. As a former brothel during the Belle Epoque, the atmosphere is over the top opulent. We arrived on a cold, rainy afternoon.

Maison Souquet hotel Elisa cocktail might have the best boozy beverage I've ever had. Les Belles Horizontales. Vanilla Vodka, Lillet and a Champagne Float.

After unpacking, the Boy and I headed down to partake in an aperitif in the boudoir ambience. With a, “Bonjour Monsieur”, I was handed a cocktail menu with a list of devilishly delicious sounding concoctions. The first two listed under Les Belles Horizontales caught my eye — because when champagne is involved…well, plus ça change. I settled on Elisa…an elixir of vanilla vodka, Lillet, passion fruit and champagne float.

Maison Souquet hotel Elisa cocktail might have the best boozy beverage I've ever had. Les Belles Horizontales. Vanilla Vodka, Lillet and a Champagne Float.

Before I go any further, I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked, “What in the world is Lillet?” In short, it’s an aromatised wine. This recipe calls for Lillet Blanc. If you’ve tried my Orange Blossom cocktail, then you might already have it on hand. And please don’t confused the Blanc with the Lillet Rosé from the Champagne Smash cocktail. There is an obvious difference in taste. Trust me.

Maison Souquet hotel Elisa cocktail might have the best boozy beverage I've ever had. Les Belles Horizontales. Vanilla Vodka, Lillet and a Champagne Float.

Although my recipe is not quite Maison Souquet perfection, after some trial and error, it’s pretty darn close. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Maison Souquet hotel Elisa cocktail might have the best boozy beverage I've ever had. Les Belles Horizontales. Vanilla Vodka, Lillet and a Champagne Float.

YIELDS 1 SERVING

INGREDIENTS

• Double jigger Vanilla Vodka
• Double jigger Lillet Blanc
• Double jigger Passion Fruit Puree 
• Champagne
• Ice
• Mint or passion fruit to garnish

INSTRUCTIONS
• In a shaker, mix ice, vodka, Lillet and puree.
• Shake for 15-20 seconds or so to get it good and cold.
• Fill glass with a bit of crushed ice and strain shaker contents into glass.
• Top with champagne.
• Garnish with mint or passion fruit.
• Tchin! Tchin!

Maison Souquet hotel Elisa cocktail might have the best boozy beverage I've ever had. Les Belles Horizontales. Vanilla Vodka, Lillet and a Champagne Float.

 

5 Comments

  1. Kelly Mahan September 20, 2017

    Looks like a wonderful cocktail, really curious to try it! Thanks for sharing, and can’t wait for the next posts!

    Reply
    • kyla September 21, 2017

      Just thinking about this one makes me dream of Paris! I’m curious how you like it. Must report back =)

      Reply
  2. Becky @ Daly Digs September 24, 2017

    Looovee the styling in these photos! And that cocktail sounds delish!!

    Reply
    • kyla September 25, 2017

      Thanks Becky! You’re the sweetest…and this cocktail…yummmm!

      Reply
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