Two Turtledoves Cocktail Recipe

Floral and herbal, light and bright. An easy sipper come the holiday season.

Two Turtledoves cocktail with rosemary sprig
Photograph: Vicky Wasik

So bright and easy, you can have two before dinner. The light aperitif wine Lillet joins lemon and rosemary-infused honey for a sprightly and herbaceous combination that's all the more fun when it's topped off with bubbles.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 85 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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For the Rosemary Honey:

  • 5 large rosemary sprigs (each about 5 inches)

  • 1/2 cup (120ml) honey

For the Cocktail:

  • 2 ounces (60ml) Lillet

  • 1/2 ounce (15ml) lemon juice

  • 1/2 ounce (15ml) Rosemary Honey

  • 1 dash orange bitters

  • 2 ounces (60ml) sparkling wine

  • Rosemary sprig, for garnish


  1. For the Rosemary Honey: In a heatproof, sealable container, pour 4 ounces (120ml) boiling water over rosemary. Let steep, covered, for 20 minutes, then stir in honey until dissolved. Continue steeping until completely cool, about 1 hour. Strain before using.

  2. For the Cocktail: Combine all ingredients except sparkling wine and garnishes in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into a large wine glass over fresh ice. Top with sparkling wine and stir briefly. Garnish with rosemary sprig, clapping it between your palms before adding it to the drink.

Special Equipment

Cocktail shaker and strainer

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
210 Calories
0g Fat
27g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 210
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 134mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)