Plein de Vie

Plein de Vie

Plein de Vie is a French term for someone full of energy and vitality.  It can also mean a place or thing that fills you with joy.  On the rare occasion that they're one and the same, consider yourself lucky indeed.  


  • 2 oz dry vermouth (we used Atxa Dry)
  • ½ oz rhubarb syrup (recipe below)
  • 1 oz sparkling wine
  • Lemon peel


  1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine the dry vermouth and the rhubarb syrup.  Stir until well-chilled, about 15 seconds. 
  2. Strain into a coupe glass and top with the sparkling wine.  Garnish with the lemon peel. 

For the Rhubarb Syrup:

Combine 4 cups chopped rhubarb, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook gently, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is soft and the liquid has thickened slightly, about 20 minutes. Set a fine sieve over a large bowl. Pour the rhubarb through the strainer until most of the liquid is in the bowl. Store in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. 

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