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”
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.
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?
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.
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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