A Tailor at Home Cocktail

A Tailor at Home Cocktail

Tailors Speakeasy is a bar in Luxembourg and they make fabulous cocktails, one of them being the wonderful A Tailor at Home.

Luxembourg has loads of hearty and delicious dishes. In particular I torn between making Judd mat gaardebounen and their Damson Plum Tart.

I absolutely love the simplicity of their plum tart, Quetschentaart. You line a pie dish with sweet pastry and top with sliced damson plums and bake it. Maybe sprinkle over some icing sugar when serving. That’s it. Doesn’t it sound gorgeous?

But I couldn’t find any Damsons in the shops and – I don’t know why I didn’t make the Judd mat gaardebounen. There’s lots of great recipes online for it. I think I just wanted to make something very simple.

So why A Tailor at Home?

Why not have a tailor at home? I mean, it would be very handy, wouldn’t it?

I haven’t been to Luxembourg. So I haven’t being to Tailor’s Speakeasy. But I found this article online with cocktails from Luxembourg’s best mixologists. And the Tailors Concept cocktail sounded simple, tasty – and kind of elegant.

This cocktail is so good! I mean – it’s so so good. And easy.

It’s a mixture of Prosecco, gin, rosemary syrup and fresh lime juice.

I haven’t changed anything in this recipe. I made less of the rosemary syrup. Like, I added the same amount of the syrup to the drink as the recipe calls for. I just made less of it.

Do I think it’s OK to post a recipe of a cocktail that is online elsewhere and that I’ve barely changed?


Yes. Yes, I do.

Had you heard of it before reading this? No, you hadn’t.

Things to See & Do in Luxembourg

Luxembourg seems like it doesn’t want to let us know all the fabulous stuff going on there.

I’ve been trying to get a list of must read books from there. They definitely don’t shout about what they’ve got to offer. Intriguing. Very intriguing.

Well, we’ll show them. We know they’ve lots to offer.

What’s Luxembourg like for Coeliacs and the gluten intolerant?

The cuisine in Luxembourg is a mixture of French and German, so a mixture of elegant pastries and things, and indulgent cakes and stuff. Oh so delicious. But maybe not the easiest to navigate as a coeliac. However there are increasing options available.

Ingredients for a tailor at home cocktail
Prosecco, gin, rosemary sugar syrup, lime and ice.

A Tailor at Home


  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 100ml water
  • crushed ice
  • 1 shot of good quality gin, I used an egg cup to measure out my shots
  • a squeeze fresh lime juice, plus a wedge for decoration
  • Prosecco


  1. To make the rosemary syrup, put the sugar and water in saucepan on a medium-high heat. Bring to the boil until the sugar is completely dissolved. Place the 2 sprigs of rosemary into a heat-proof glass jar or small glass oven dish, and pour over the hot syrup. Leave to cool and infuse for a few hours - or overnight if easier. Just cover and leave in the fridge once it's cool.
  2. When ready to make the cocktail, half fill a large wine glass with crushed ice. You can crush ice easily by mixing it a bit in your blender or food mixer. Pour over a shot of gin and stir in some syrup. Squeeze over some fresh lime juice and stir in. Top up with Prosecco.
  3. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a small wedge of lime. Enjoy!

A Tailor at Home Cocktail
A Tailor at Home Cocktail. Plain name. Fabulous cocktail.

I have to thank my sister-in-law, Natalie, for helping me with tasting the cocktails. They were all good, but this was the firm favourite.