#ThirstyThursday: Fils de Dieu


Welcome to Thirsty Thursday! What with perfume’s high alcohol content, perfume and cocktails are clearly a natural combination. So every week, I turn one of Arielle Shoshana’s fragrances into a (delicious! hopefully!) cocktail. Please note that my only qualification for these creations is a deep dedication to perfume and gin. Cheers!

Fils de Dieu is when I started paying close attention to Etat Libre d’Orange. With notes like toasted rice, coconut, and lime, this Thai kitchen of a fragrance made me realize that behind those cheeky names were equally bold ideas. Please allow me to introduce the Fils de Dieu, a rice wine-based cocktail inspired by the South Asian flavors of its namesake fragrance. Dare I say it’s… godly?? (This is a much better joke if you speak enough French to know that “Fils de Dieu” means “Son of God”.)

Fils de Dieu


Rice wine (Sake, shochu, or sato would all work- I used sake)

Coconut Milk or Coconut Water (not both!)

Half a Lime

Combine one part rice wine with either two parts coconut milk or three parts coconut water (the coconut water has less flavor to cut the rice wine’s sourness). I experimented with coconut water, since all the kids are drinking it these days; the coconut milk version was significantly tastier, but you do you, boo. Add the juice of half a lime. Garnish with a slice of lime or a shiso leaf. (I went through two limes trying to cut a photogenic slice. Food bloggers are truly our nation’s heroes. Dammit, Jim, I’m a perfume blogger, not a food photographer!)

5 thoughts on “#ThirstyThursday: Fils de Dieu

  1. I crossed my fingers and blind-bought Fils de Dieu because I found it on sale. Fortunately I ended up loving it and this cocktail interpretation sounds a-mazing. I do believe I’ll be testing this out this weekend.

    1. Oooh, please report back, eleebelle! Where did you manage to find ELDO on sale?? And do they have any Afternoon of a Faun left for me?

  2. I’m not much of a cocktail drinker, but “put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up” has always sounded good to me. I really enjoy how you always come up with fun themes and different twists. Hoping that your delightful business won’t keep you from finding the time to blog.

    1. This is such a sweet comment, Lindaloo. Thank you! Perfume gods willing, the blog should update Monday-Wednesday-Thursday from now on. There definitely need to be some non-alcoholic Thirsty Thursdays, too- in particular, I think that CBIHP Lavender Tea could make good lavender lemonade 🙂

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