You guys!! I’ve got a special treat for you all today.
I’m partnering with Waterford Crystal on this article in celebration of the Week of Waterford happening now through March 26th! For a festive salute to Waterford’s Irish heritage, I’ve created this vibrant spring cocktail recipe. Grated purple radish is muddled with sugar, then shaken with Sage, elderflower liqueur, lemon and grapefruit. Crisp and refreshing, the cocktail is citrus-forward with herbaceous and floral undertones. The purple radish dyes the drink bubble gum pink while providing a mild earthy sweetness.
You may have noticed that I haven’t given a name to the drink. Well, I’m giving you guys the opportunity to name this cocktail for a chance to win a gorgeous Waterford product! Seriously, the Lismore Diamond Martini Glass pictured above is so beautiful and has such a luxurious feel to it. Continue reading below for details plus the recipe!!
Spring is officially here and that means radishes are in season. You can certainly get radishes year-round, but during the spring months, you’ll find all sorts of different colors, shapes and varieties.
I’m using Easter egg radishes here – particularly purple ones! The skin of the purple radish dyes the cocktail a gorgeous shade of pink. I tested this drink with other colored radishes, and purple is the best. If you can’t find purple radishes, don’t worry. Use whatever is available at your market. The color of the cocktail will definitely vary though.
The base of this drink is Art in the Age Sage, a gin-like spirit that’s fresh and herbal. Elderflower liqueur adds a floral note while the muddled radish adds some sweet earthiness. You can also smell the radish as your sip the drink. Grapefruit and lemon juice are shaken into the mix for balance.
Before we get to the cocktail recipe, let’s talk about this giveaway. The rules are simple:
- Leave a comment below with the name that you’d give this fresh, spring cocktail recipe.
- That’s it!
I’ll select my favorite comment on March 23. The winner will receive their own set of Waterford Crystal Lismore Diamond Martini Glasses!! After that, keep an eye on Waterford social channels to see if my cocktail is chosen as their favorite. Entries can be tracked via the #WeekOfWaterford hashtag!
Pictured above are a pair of Lismore Diamond Martini Glasses. They’ve got a nice heft to them which gives them a real luxurious feel. The brilliantly cut starburst pattern makes any drink look good while the clarity of the radiant crystal amplifies color. They’re truly a gorgeous pair of glasses.
Spring Cocktail Recipe
Yield 1 cocktail
Adapted from here.
- 1 large purple radish (or 2 small ones), shredded on a box grater
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 2 ounces Art in the Age Sage
- 3/4 ounce elderflower liqueur
- 3/4 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
- 1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
Add grated radish and sugar to a cocktail shaker, muddling to combine and release juices. Add the Sage, elderflower liqueur, grapefruit juice and lemon juice to the shaker along with ice. Shake vigorously until well-chilled, then double strain into a chilled martini glass.
This post was written in partnership with Waterford Crystal. Enjoy responsibly. All thoughts, opinions and recipes are my own. Connect with Waterford Crystal on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You can find the Lismore Diamond Martini Glasses shown in this post here!