Provençal Cooler

The color of this cooler may catch your eye, but it’s the taste that will hold your attention.

This drink uses an easy-to-make syrup combining grape juice, pomegranate juice and herbes de Provence.

Provençal Citrus Cooler:
Fill tall glass with ice; add 1.5 oz. citrus vodka, orange vodka or gin, or 1/2 shot citrus vodka and 1/2 shot of gin. Add 2 oz. thawed frozen lemonade concentrate; fill with cold sparkling water. Stir in 1 tablespoon Provençal Syrup; garnish with lemon slice and fresh herbs.

Provençal Lemonade:
Fill tall glass with ice; add 3 oz. thawed frozen lemonade concentrate. Fill with cold sparkling water. Stir in 1 tablespoon Provençal Syrup; garnish with lemon slice and fresh herbs.

Provençal Syrup:
1 (12-oz.) can frozen 100% Concord grape juice, thawed
6 oz. pomegranate juice
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons herbes de Provence
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon coarse salt

Combine all ingredients in large saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low to low; simmer 10 minutes to blend flavors, being careful not to let syrup boil over. Cool; strain syrup. Refrigerate. (Syrup can be made 2 weeks ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)

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