Ever since my friend Nathalie brought a bottle of this delicious lemonade at a party to make mojitos, I am craving for more. This French lemonade tastes amazing. Her mojito was memorable too.
I felt sad last weekend since I failed to find any at the European and specialty shops in my neighborhood.
I invited a few friends tonight for an apero, the French word for a simple before-dinner drink served with something small to eat (see recipe at the end). I am thrilled that Nathalie bought me a bottle of Elixia Lemonade as a hostess gift.
As I started mentioning on my post about the Apple Sainte-Catherine store opening, the most cherish gifts fit the desires of the recipient. The Elixia Hand-crafted Lemonade is the best hostess gift I ever received because it was on my most wanted list.
About Elixia Hand-Crafted Lemonade
The oldest lemonade making company in France produced Elixia since 1856. In 2000, the sixth generation took the reins and introduced the new packaging. Great move!
The packaging blends a modern vibe with a traditional bottle style. The packaging makes the inside even more desirable. The bottle can be reused to serve homemade flavored water, ice tea or your own lemonade. The distinctive mechanical bottle stopper looks so adorable. The bottle cap plays a big part on the visual appeal.
Update: I read on The Gazette that Elixia is available at La Maison des Pâtes Fraîches located at 865 Rachel St. E., Montreal, QC – phone 514.527.5487. My friend buys her at the Farmer’s market in Lachine.
Baguette Port Grilled Cheese recipe
If you are curious, we drank a Marques de Caceres Rioja Rose wine and ate Baguette Port Grilled Cheese. Count 1 to 2 pieces per person.
- Aged Cheddar infused with 10 Years Port Wine – we used Perron or you can ripe your own a week in advance
- 1 fresh baguette, sliced at a 45-degree angle
- Little bit of Olive oil
Make 3/8 inch slices of cheese on the longest side. Put the cheese between two bread slices. I forgot to mention to lightly brush the grill with some olive oil (my husband uses a paper towel). Heat the panini grill to a medium-high temperature before grilling. The Baguette Port Grilled Cheese is ready when you get nice grill marks.
+ Elixia by SARL IMAGRAM