Lillet Spring Cocktail

Lillet Blanc is a French aperitif made from wine and herbs.  It has a wonderful, light and sweet fragrance and taste.  You can drink it chilled as-is, or use it in a variety of refreshing cocktails.  This one came from Martha’s April issue; she used Lillet Rose which I couldn’t find, so I substituted Lillet Blanc.  This cocktail is sweet without being cloying, and the gin and grapefruit give it a hint of tasty bitterness.  Serves 4

  • 12 oz. Lillet Blanc
  • 12 oz. Ruby Red grapefruit juice
  • 6 oz. Tanqueray gin
  • edible flowers for garnish like pansies or violets

Combine the Lillet, juice, and gin in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Shake well and strain into chilled cocktail glasses or coupes.  Garnish with edible flowers.


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6 Responses to Lillet Spring Cocktail

  1. Sounds wonderful! We’re digging gin cocktails recently.

  2. Chris macca says:

    It was wonderful but I didn’t eat the flower. I love Lillet and have only had it straight up. I must try to be more creative.

  3. Ami Roberts says:

    Want so badly to try this but can’t find Lillet Blanc or Rose, for that matter in the local liquor store. Where did you buy yours?

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