La Marquisette is a nice drink which you can make at home provided that you have a good dry white wine. Delices and Gourmandises catalog contains a wide selection of quality wines to help you prepare your own Marquisette.
The Marquisette is a wine and citrus-based cocktail originating in Ardèche, but which is also very popular in the departments of Drome and Gard. It’s a must-drink of family celebrations and village festivals. Besides, each family or village may have its own recipe. However, the basic ingredient of this cocktail remains the dry white wine. In rare cases, sparkling wine or champagne can replace the dry white wine.
White wine is added to lemonade, sugar cane or sugar cane syrup, citrus liqueur or concentrated citrus juice (lemon, orange, grapefruit, etc.), and finally white rum . You can also add pieces of citruses (lemon or lime, orange).
You will find several Delices and Gourmandises dry white wines that will be perfect to make an exquisite Marquisette, among which the Riesling Moulin de Dusenbach, the Château Cazeau-Entre-Deux-Mers or the Chardonnay Réserve Saint-Martin.
To prepare Marquisette for 6 persons, you will need:
– 75 cl of dry white wine
– 1 orange
– 1 lime
– 1 vanilla pod
– 10 cl of rum
– 75 cl of lemonade of your choice
– 200gr of sugar cane or 25 cl of cane sugar syrup
Proceed in 2 steps.
(You have to prepare one day earlier to fully enjoy your drink.) Mix the sugar or sugar syrup with the white wine and rum. Peel the orange and lime and cut them into small cubes. Add them to the mixture along with the split vanilla pod. Put this mixture in the refrigerator overnight.
Before serving, pour the wine mixture in a punch bowl and add cold lemonade. It’s ideally refreshing in any season!2016-04-25