As a bartender, I’ve seen it all when it comes to cocktails. From the classics like the Manhattan and Martini to the trendy drinks like the Aperol Spritz and Negroni, I’ve served them all.
But there’s one cocktail that often goes overlooked: the Parfait Amour.
Parfait Amour is a liqueur that originated in France and is made from a blend of citrus fruits and flowers, including orange blossom, vanilla, and rose.
It has a sweet, floral taste that pairs well with a variety of mixers, making it a versatile ingredient in cocktails.
Despite its unique flavor profile, Parfait Amour is often overlooked in favor of more popular liqueurs like Cointreau or St-Germain.
But with the right mixers and garnishes, Parfait Amour can make for a delicious and sophisticated cocktail.
In this blog post, I’ll be sharing some of the best Parfait Amour cocktail recipes that I’ve come across in my years as a bartender.
From twists on classic drinks to entirely new creations, these cocktails are sure to impress your guests and expand your cocktail repertoire. So let’s raise a glass to Parfait Amour and all the delicious drinks it can inspire.
1. St. Germain Spritz
The St. Germain Spritz is a refreshing and light cocktail that is perfect for a warm spring or summer evening. Made with St. Germain, Campari, and sparkling white wine, this cocktail is easy to make and can be garnished with fresh mint leaves, apricot slices, and/or fresh cherries.
The French elderflower liqueur used in this cocktail gives it a light and fresh flavor that pairs well with citrus and fruit cocktails. Whether you’re looking for a new cocktail to try or just want to switch up your usual drink, the St. Germain Spritz is definitely worth a try.
2. Strawberry Ricotto Gelato Fizz
The Strawberry Ricotta Gelato Fizz is a unique and refreshing cocktail perfect for a hot summer day. It’s made with a light lemony and strawberry gelato, topped with a mixture of strawberries, Limoncello, and Prosecco.
The use of gelato instead of ice cream makes it lighter, while the addition of ricotta gives it a rich and creamy texture that balances beautifully with the strawberries and Prosecco.
3. Limoncello Spritz
The Limoncello Spritz is a refreshing and light cocktail that is perfect for summer gatherings. Made with a combination of limoncello, prosecco, and club soda, this cocktail is easy to make and easy on the eyes. With the addition of mint and lemon slices for garnish, the Limoncello Spritz transports you to an Italian lemon grove with every sip.
If you’re a fan of lemon-flavored drinks, this cocktail is definitely worth trying. Its bright and sunny flavor is sure to delight your taste buds and leave you wanting more. So, why not give it a try at your next summer gathering and impress your guests with this delightful cocktail?
4. Sherbet Mimosa Float
If you’re looking for a fun and festive cocktail to celebrate any occasion, the Sherbet Mimosa Float is definitely worth a try. This champagne cocktail is made with sherbet or sorbet, orange liquor, and champagne, creating a frosty and fizzy drink that’s perfect for brunch or ringing in the new year.
It’s easy to customize with your favorite flavor of sherbet or sorbet, and you can even make a non-alcoholic version with sparkling cider or grape juice. The Sherbet Mimosa Float is a playful twist on the classic mimosa, and is sure to be a hit at any gathering.
5. Holiday Moscow Mule
Looking for a festive cocktail to serve at your holiday gatherings? Look no further than the Holiday Moscow Mule! This twist on the classic Moscow Mule features cranberry juice in place of lime, making it the perfect drink for the holiday season.
Garnished with fresh cranberries and rosemary, this cocktail is sure to impress your guests and add a touch of holiday cheer to your festivities. Whether you’re a fan of copper mugs or prefer to serve your drinks in glass tumblers, the Holiday Moscow Mule is a must-try cocktail for any holiday party.
6. Strawberry Mojito
The Strawberry Mojito is a refreshing and delicious summer cocktail that combines the sweetness of fresh strawberries with the coolness of mint leaves and the tanginess of lime juice. This cocktail is perfect for warm weather and is guaranteed to impress your guests at any summer gathering.
The white rum used in this recipe is light and allows the fresh ingredients to shine through. The addition of club soda gives it a perfect little fizz, making it a great choice for those who prefer a bubbly drink. If you’re looking for a creative and fun cocktail to share with friends on a hot summer day, the Strawberry Mojito is definitely worth trying.
7. Smoking Blackberry Sage Margarita
The Smoking Blackberry Sage Margarita is a spooky and delicious cocktail that is perfect for Halloween. The dark red color of the drink, combined with the smoky sage and dry ice, makes it a visually impressive addition to any Halloween party. The cocktail features a winning combination of blackberries and sage, which creates a unique and complex flavor profile.
Even if you can’t find dry ice or don’t want to use it, you can still make the drink “smoking” by lighting a dried sage leaf right before serving. Whether you’re hosting a Halloween dinner party or just looking for a fun and festive drink to enjoy while watching scary movies, the Smoking Blackberry Sage Margarita is sure to impress.