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.
- Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Luxembourg You Shouldn’t Miss Did you know that part of the Moselle Valley is also in Luxembourg? Oh, that place sounds very worth a visit.
- 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Luxembourg – Ooh they produce award winning wines. Wait, why don’t I see any of them in the shops? Luxembourg – shh, it’s a secret! – Or is it that they are so well known, by people in the know, that they don’t even need to advertise?
- Art and culture in Luxembourg: places, know-how and tradition – OK, that’s a very good list, lots to choose from.
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.
- A coeliac’s guide to Luxembourg
- Another coeliac’s guide to the city
- 12 Best gluten-free restaurants in Luxembourg city
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a small wedge of lime. Enjoy!
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.