The LX Purple Bloom: A Celebration of Lisbon’s Spring Bloom at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon
Pursuitist is excited to bring you an exclusive recipe for the captivating LX Purple Bloom cocktail, a tantalizing blend of flavors that is as delightful as it is unique. Experience the allure of Lisbon’s jacaranda bloom right in your home by recreating this drink.
In the heart of Portugal’s capital, a breathtaking transformation occurs each spring. As the first jacaranda tree blossoms, Lisbon’s cityscape turns into an enchanting blend of purple, violet, and lavender hues, a visual feast that signals the arrival of a new season. The sight is nothing short of awe-inspiring, and its ephemeral beauty is celebrated by locals and visitors alike.
A fine tribute to this natural spectacle is the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon, where this vibrant city’s spirit is elegantly encapsulated in the form of a cocktail. The Ritz Bar, a distinguished hub of sophistication and style, commemorates the jacaranda bloom with the enchanting LX Purple Bloom cocktail.
Drawing inspiration from the stunning vista of violet-tinted streets viewed from the terrace of the Ritz Bar, the LX Purple Bloom mirrors the city’s springtime vibrance with its thoughtful blend of ingredients. This refreshing concoction combines Portuguese Gin Nao, a spirit known for its complexity and character, with the floral notes of St-Germain liqueur. These elements harmoniously intertwine with the tartness of grapefruit juice and the sweetness of Pêra Rocha purée.
LX Purple Bloom Cocktail Recipe:
- 40 ml Gin Nao
- 20 ml St-Germain
- 20 ml Pêra Rocha purée
- 10 ml Grapefruit Juice
- Jacaranda Flowers
- Rose Water
- Chill a cocktail shaker and gather your ingredients. This preparation step is key to achieving the optimal temperature and blend for your cocktail.
- In the chilled shaker, combine 40 ml Gin Nao, 20 ml St-Germain, and 10 ml Grapefruit Juice. Shake well over ice to ensure all ingredients are well mixed and chilled.
- Carefully pour the mixture into a martini glass. The elegance of the martini glass enhances the visual appeal of the cocktail.
- Slowly add 20 ml of Pêra Rocha purée into the glass. It should sink to the bottom, creating a visually striking gradient, reminiscent of the jacaranda bloom.
- Garnish your cocktail with delicate Jacaranda flowers, adding a touch of Lisbon’s spring.
- Lastly, finish the cocktail with a spritz of Rose Water. This not only adds an aromatic allure but also enhances the overall aesthetic of the drink.
Next time you yearn for a cocktail that transports you to Lisbon’s breathtaking spring bloom, try the LX Purple Bloom. The harmonious blend of Portuguese gin, the floral hint of St-Germain, the tangy grapefruit juice, and the sweet Pêra Rocha purée, combined with the aromatic rose water, creates a drink that’s truly unforgettable.
Enjoy the LX Purple Bloom cocktail from the comfort of your home and envision yourself at the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon, surrounded by the enchanting hues of purple and violet. Cheers to the magic of Lisbon’s jacaranda bloom!
Christopher Parr, is the Editor and Chief Content Creator for Pursuitist, and a contributing writer to USA Today, Business Insider — and the on-air host of Travel Tuesday on Live at 4 CBS. He is an award-winning luxury marketing veteran, writer, a frequent speaker at luxury and interactive marketing conferences and a pioneer in web publishing. Named a "Top 10 Luxury Travel Blogger” by USA Today, Parr has also been selected as the official winner in Luxury Lifestyle Awards’ 2023 list of the “Top 50 Best Luxury Influencers and Bloggers in the World.”