Prepare to be seduced in a passion of royal flavours. Paris Rose is famous for its subtle blending of strawberry cream and splash of vodka, regally enthroned in a slender and gracefully sculpted bottle.
This liqueur was created in honour of Mary Queen of Scots.
Mary became Queen of Scotland when she was just 6 days old and was one of historys most fascinating and controversial monarchs.
At a tender age of just 6, she was sent to Paris by her mother to be brought up in the French Court. Tall, slender and remarkably beautiful, she was as quick-witted as she was glamorous. With red-gold hair and amber-coloured eyes, she was the 16th century image of the sophisticated young royal. She married the Dauphin Francis, heir to the French throne in 1558 and became queen of both France and Scotland when the Dauphin succeeded his father.
During this extraordinary period in Mary's life, she had claim to the crowns of Scotland, France, England and Ireland.
Here are half a dozen of the most irresistible cocktail recipes to try, tempting you with everything from champagne to passion fruit to crème de bananas.
Or try Paris Rose straight up over ice.
- 3 1/2 oz Champagne
- 1/2 oz Paris Rose
- 1 oz mango juice
Pour champagne into a champagne glass. Add Paris Rose and mango juice, garnish with a sugar-dipped strawberry, and serve.
- 1 oz Paris Rose
- 1 oz passion-fruit juice
- 1 oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz lemonade
Shake and strain into an old-fashioned glass three-quarters filled with broken ice. Add lemonade, garnish with a sugar-dipped strawberry, and serve.
- 30 ml Paris Rose
- 15 ml peach schnapps
- 60 ml berry juice
- 20 ml coconut cream
- 10 ml sugar syrup
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a highball glass. Garnish with a strawberry on the glass, and with another summer berry held on with a toothpick. Serve in the highball glass.
- 1 1/2 oz Paris Rose
- 1 1/2 oz orange-pineapple soda
- 5 oz lemonade
Pour all ingredients into a Collins glass filled with ice cubes, and stir well. Garnish with a slice of lime, and serve.
- 1 1/2 oz Paris Rose
- 1 oz crème de bananas
- 1 oz light cream
Blend ingredients in a blender with one cup of ice until smooth. Pour into a large red wine glass. Garnish with a strawberry, and serve.