Lillet Rose, a fortified-wine blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Muscatel, has the aroma of flowers and ripe berries -- perfect for a springtime aperitif. Garnishing the drinks with edible flowers is a lovely touch.
Ruby Red grapefruit juice and Bellocq's White Nixon tea blend, which includes white tea and lavender, make this vodka cocktail bright and refreshing. Serve it over ice, garnished with fresh grapefruit peel and store-bought candied clementines.
Reducing the grapefruit juice concentrates the flavor in the curd. You will need only part of it for the jasmine shortbread cookies, but you'll find plenty of ways to use up the remainder. Serve it with scones, biscuits, or pancakes; lighten it with whipped cream and fill tartlet shells; or dip cookies in it.
Airy and elegant, just as one would expect, these individual desserts surprise with the pleasantly bitter tang of red grapefruit and fresh ginger. Rest assured, there's plenty of rich egg to round out any sharp edges.