Lillet is a true apertif that was first created in 1872 near Sauternes in the Graves region of France. Lillet is a delicious blend of bordeaux wines and handcrafted fruit liqueurs produced in Podensac. It has been one of my favorite cocktails since first having a sip at the renowned Fearrington House. As usual I was having a hard time deciding my first drink of the evening, and was asked if I would like a Lillet or Dubonnet. Completely unaware of either, I was quickly educated and have been a big fan since. Lillet is available now in blanc, rouge, and even rose. I have yet to try the rose, but I believe I will enjoy the Lillet rose better than most rose wines! I drink Lillet beach side, traditionally on the rocks, with citrus garnish or for breakfast like this fabulous grapefruit Lillet slush.
What you’ll need:
1 part Lillet blanc
1 part freshly squeezed ruby grapefruit
1/2 part good vodka
orange wedge – garnish
Mix ingredients together on the rocks, garnish with orange or other citrus wedge, even fresh mint or a blackberry.
Article Provided By: Allison Thomas