The Ultimate Classic Aperitif


Meet Lillet!

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This brilliant aperitif is the French answer to amaro. Slightly bitter, but wonderfully refreshing, this liquer will tantalize the most stubborn of taste buds! With Summer (stubbornly) right around the corner, these are the perfect additions to your liquor cabinet!

Established in 1872, the Maison Lillet has been making the first, and only, aperitif in Bordeaux. Made with fruit macerations and wines, Lillet in all its forms brings a freshness to any meal, or to any cocktail. In fact it was in the 1940’s that, through the tireless efforts of the company in the United States, the classic cocktail the “Vesper” was born (also known as James Bond’s Cocktail of choice). So snap a bottle up for yourself, and mix away!

Lillet Blanc – 750mL $22.99

Aromas of candied oranges, honey, pine resin and exotic fruits. Full and fleshy on the palate.

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In a cocktail shaker full of ice, place:

  • ½ a measure of Lillet Blanc
  • 3 measures of Beefeater Gin
  • 1 measure of Absolut Vodka
Glass: Cocktail
Decoration: Slice of lemon peel
Preparation: Pour the Lillet Blanc, gin and vodka into the cocktail shaker. Add the ice. Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds. Pour into the glass using a cocktail strainer. Squeeze the lemon peel to release the flavour and place in the glass.

Lillet Rose´- 750mL $22.99blushing-lady2

Light aromas of berries, orange blossom and grapefruit. Fresh, lively and fruity. Balanced structure. Slightly acidic.

Blushing Manhattan:

In a cocktail shaker full of ice, place
  • 6 cl of Lillet Rosé
  • 3 cl of Whisky
  • 1 soupspoon of gomme syrup
  • 2 dashes of Grapefruit Bitters
Glass: Cocktail
Decoration: Slice of grapefruit peel
Preparation: Place all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake until chilled. Strain off the ice and pour into the glass. Decorate with a slice of grapefruit peel.

Lillet Rouge – 750mL $22.99

Notes of very ripe dark fruits. Powerful bouquet of fresh orange, ripe berries, vanilla and delicate spices with a robust structure.
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Lillet le Rouge
In a cocktail shaker full of ice, place
  • 4cl of Lillet Rouge
  • 2cl of Absolut Vanilia + 2cl of Absolut Raspberri
  • 2cl of cranberry juice
  • 2cl of passion fruit juice
  • 1cl of cinnamon syrup
Glass: Highball
Decoration: Orange and ginger slices
Preparation: Fill the cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add all the ingredients with 3 slices of ginger. Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds. Pour into the glass using a cocktail strainer and decorate with a few orange slices.


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