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.