[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]One of my favourite French food and drink custom is the one of l’apéritif, which is traditionally a shared moment when you serve drinks with some nibbles, before the meal, as an appetiser. You then sit down before your meal, in no hurry to eat, and you just enjoy your family/friends company whilst sipping your drink.

Now that our boys are getting older I am starting to build this back into our end of the week routine with the little twist that I make a whole meal out of it, which turns it into an apéritif dinatoire, what a lot of other French families do. I will share with you later some food recipes for this special meal but waiting for it I thought I would do a small series about French children cocktails starting with le bébé au lait…

Why should only parents have a special drink? It isn’t fair, is it… These cocktails take seconds to do, they will make children feel really special and they will make them discover new tastes, and flavours which is key to raise little foodies ;-)

Le bébé au lait is a simple mocktail made with grenadine and milk.

Bebe au lait (first)

As per Wikipedia “Grenadine is a non-alcoholic bar syrup, characterized by a flavour that is both tart and sweet, and by a deep red color. It is popular as an ingredient in cocktails, both for its flavour and to give a reddish/pink tint to mixed drinks.” If you don’t have grenadine, you can use red berries squash instead but I would recommend you buying grenadine as you can find it quite easily in the UK nowadays and it is delicious ;-)

Please watch the below video for the recipe. Bon appétit!

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