An effervescent and incredibly drinkable
mashup of Vikre gin, liqueur with flavors of grapefruit
and elderflower, sparkling rosé, and lemon juice.
I’m Emily! I’m the co-founder and arbiter of taste of Vikre Distillery and the Vikre Cocktail Room in lovely Duluth, Minnesota. There I create spirits that are award-winning, organic, hand-crafted…and a whole bunch of other snazzy adjectives too. I have a PhD in Food Policy and Nutrition, and I’m working on writing my first cocktail book as we speak (coming out in spring 2020, whee!). In addition to being a business owner, I’m also mom to two adorable, extremely high-energy little boys and a dog named Squid. I (not so) secretly wish I were a ballerina, and if I had to choose between giving up cheese forever or giving up chocolate forever, I think I would give up cheese. I hope we can still be friends.
At the end of the week, when I’m finally relaxing on the couch with a friend, and the kids are mayyyyybe in bed to stay (maybe??), I love to sip something special, bubbly and polka dotted (especially polka dotted. obviously.), but I don’t want to have to measure and shake and strain. That’s why I created Frenchie (and forthcoming friends). To bring us all my favorite cocktails with the easiness and approachability of a can, but without compromising a single one of the meticulous standards I apply when making our spirits or our cocktails at our bar. I hope these little drinks bring you immense fun and joy.
Vikre Distillery's organic, gold medal winning Boreal Juniper Gin, combined with sustainably certified rosé wine, a gently floral rosé liqueur, and tart lemon juice.