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!)