Monday, March 18, 2019

Liqueur Cabinet: A Series of Libations featuring Madison Cellars liqueur selections; Part 9 - Lillet

About Lillet (lil - lay)


A  native of Saint-Morillon in Gironde, Jean Lillet moved to Podensac, a small village of the Graves wine region, near Sauternes, in 1680. In 1872, his descendants Raymond and Paul Lillet, fine wines, liquors and spirits merchants, funded Maison Lillet. They created the first and only aperitif from Bordeaux, the Lillet (called Kina Lillet until the 1970s), a blend of wines and fruit macerations crafted in Podensac cellars.

Lillet Hugo



In the serving glass, place
  • 5cl of Lillet Blanc
  • 1 serving of elderflower cordial (St. Germain)
  • 10cl of sparkling water
  • 1 slice of lime
Glass: Highball
Decoration: Fresh mint leaves
Preparation: Pour 5cl of Lillet Blanc and the elderflower cordial into a glass full of ice. Add the sparkling water and a slice of lime. Decorate with a few mint leaves.