The very sight of the cobalt coloured French liqueur, Alize Bleu, brings sunny St Tropez and its bevy of beautiful people to mind. When I was growing up, Brigitte Bardot was the femme du jour and a fixture of St Tropez.  I’ve lost count of the number of Bardot movies I’ve seen but they’ve definitely left their mark. The bright citrus, cherry and spice flavours coupled with the gorgeous blue of this delightful cocktail epitomises to me, the seductive charms of the French Riviera and the beauteous Bardot, once married to Roger Vadim, the man responsible for her worldwide fame.

Preparation : 5 mins      Serves : 1

Sufficient ice to half fill a cocktail shaker
60 ml (2 parts or 4 Tbsp) Alize Bleu liqueur                           
30 ml (1 part or 2 Tbsp) Peach Schnapps                         
30 ml (1 part or 2 Tbsp) lemon juice                              
Sufficient chilled soda water to top up glass
1 red maraschino cherry (optional) for garnishing
1 lemon slice (optional) for garnishing

  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Pour in Alize Bleu, peach schnapps and lemon juice. Cap shaker and keeping a finger firmly on cap, shake vigorously for about 10 seconds.
  • Strain into a highball glass or tall narrow tumbler and top up with soda.
  • Skewer the cherry and lemon slice on a sharp ended cocktail stirrer and garnish if desired.
  • Serve immediately.