The ICDB recipe generator pulled up the Vie Rose cocktail yesterday, so I tried it:
- 3 parts gin (I used Amsterdam)
- 3 parts Kirsch (I used good French stuff)
- 2 parts lemon juice
- 2 parts grenadine (giving it the rose/cherry color)
It was OK, but I didn't really like it and drank only about half before I tossed it. The kirsch flavor was very subtle, but too much lemon came through. I noticed that too in the recipes I made from the daily calendar a couple years ago: either my taste buds are very sensitive to citrus, or else recipes call for too much lemon. Cut the lemon, and it would make a nice after-dinner cocktail.