Sunday, May 10, 2015

La Vie en Rose for #SundaySupper

Happy Mothers' Day to all!! Whether your child is young, old, or even a fur-baby, we're celebrating that often thankless act of nurturing, mothering, and loving.

Welcome to my first time hosting #SundaySupper. Special shout out of gratitude to Renee of Magnolia Days for updating the links so I didn't have to set my alarm for 2:45am. Thank you, thank you.

Before I became a mom, I celebrated Mothers' Day with my mom, my grandmothers, and numerous aunts. But - it wasn't until I had R - that I realized: Mothers' Day is the most important holiday of the year. Totally my opinion, but that's what I think now. I certainly feel that it's more important that my birthday.

Why? I asked myself the other day.

Motherhood is, bar none, the toughest job I've ever had. It's also the most rewarding, but it's ever in flux. Just when you think you have it figured out, it changes. They change. You change.

Becoming a mom has certainly made me more flexible, more compassionate, and - in many ways - more loving. It has also made me embrace the color pink.

Before I became a permanent resident in Testosterone Land, surrounded and completely outnumbered by my husband and our two boys, I didn't really care for the color pink. Now, I own it. I flaunt it. I embrace it. Besides, they know that if something is pink, it's mine...and it's probably off limits.

So, in thinking about the Mothers' Day recipe I wanted to share, I knew that it had to be pink...or have pink in the name. I decided to create my version of the La Vie en Rose Sparkling Cocktail. There are many versions. Mine includes rosewater and some floral-infused gin.

La Vie En Rose literally translates to 'life in pink.' However, a better translation might be 'life through rose-colored lenses.' The idea: look at the world that so it's rosy and cheerful. It's about a state of contentment, when everything bring you joy. It's that state maybe of being deeply in love, that Edith Piaf sings about in the song of the same name. Give a listen.

  • 2 drops rosewater
  • 1 t floral-infused gin
  • 1 sugar cube, or 1 t sugar (I used a rough cut demerara sugar cube)
  • champagne or prosecco, to top off
  • flower garnish, optional

Place the sugar cube into a champagne flute glass. Add the rosewater and gin. Allow sugar cube to dissolve. Top off with bubbles. Garnish with a flower, if desired. Serve. Cheers!

Here's what the rest of the #SundaySupper crew brought to the Mothers' Day table...
Celebratory Sips Starters and Salads Hearty Mains Treats and Sweets
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  1. Thank you for hosting and the shoutout. Cheers to you!

  2. Bubbles are always welcome at a celebration and I love your little additions, Camilla! Happy Mother's Day and thanks for hosting!

  3. Happy Mother's Day Cam and thanks so much for hosting today.

  4. So pretty and would make any mom very happy!!

  5. What a spectacular Mother's Day beverage! Thanks so much for hosting us this week!

  6. Love embracing pink as well and this drink looks perfect!

  7. Happy Mother's Day! What a beautiful cocktail to celebrate with!

  8. Rose colored glasses or not these cocktails sound delicious! Thanks for hosting!

  9. Love the uniqueness of this, I bet mom would love it

  10. Flaunt that pink, Camilla! Cheers to you on Mother's Day and the other 364 days of the year, too. Motherhood undoubtedly is the most important job in the world =)

  11. This sounds so easy and elegant at the same time. Beautiful!

  12. Thank you so much for hosting this week, and for the beautiful La Vie en Rose. I am a champagne lover, and I can't wait to try this!

  13. I love cocktails that have a presentation! Thanks for coming over and having some of my Blood Orange Mimosa (Momma's Mimosa) on Mother's Day!

  14. I'm loving everything about this. A little, sweet, a little bubbly. Plus, floral infused gin? That so needs to happen in my kitchen, like yesterday.

  15. Thanks for hosting! Happy Mother's Day Camilla!

  16. Mmm, I'm such a prosecco girl. This sounds lovely!

  17. Haha! I do not like pink, but I might end up joining you in that club if baby 2 is a boy! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.