I was served a Lillet French Aperitif with an Orange Twist at book club luncheon in January. Simple and refreshing, they were perfect with our French themed meal.
You may not know what Lillet (pronounced Lee-LAY) is, and truth be told, I’d never heard of it until that day. When I asked for it at our liquor store, the guy behind the counter looked puzzled as he knew it as Lill-LET. I wasn’t certain I was pronouncing it correctly, but I guess I was! No matter how you say it, just make sure to try this lovely Lillet cocktail!
Lillet French Aperitif with an Orange Twist
According to Food & Wine, Lillet is “an aperitif wine made from Bourdeaux grapes along with macerated fruit liqueurs, which gives it a pleasantly fruity, but not overly sweet, character. ” This light and refreshing Lillet French aperitif is made from Lillet Blanc (vs. Lillet Rose) and soda with a simple orange twist.
Perfect for luncheons, showers, and more
With a lighter alcohol content, this sparkling drink is ideal for sipping by the pool, a girls’ night out, luncheons, showers and more. Made with 2/3 Lillet Blanc and 1/3 club soda, this Lillet cocktail is a breeze to prepare by the glass or pitcher. Last summer, the St. Germain Gin and Tonic was my new favorite cocktail. But this year, there’s a new kid in town. This Lillet French aperitif fits all my entertaining needs. Thanks, Shelli!
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- 4 ounces Lillet Blanc
- 4 ounces club soda
- Orange twist
Fill rocks glass with ice. Add Lillet Blanc and then club soda. Stir to mix
Serve with an orange twist.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 69Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g