These Festive Drinks From Lillet Will Be the Highlight of the Evening
Written By: Jordan Nishkian
Photographed By: John Glover
Styled By: Jaclyn Kershek Holiday Drink Recipes
When it comes to holiday soirées, few entertain quite like the French do, and let’s be honest, is any bar cart truly complete without Lillet? From classic and simple spritzers to gorgeous, handcrafted cocktails, Lillet’s line of Blanc, Rosé and Rouge brings a refreshing, fruity smoothness that’s sure to please any palate. So break out the bottles, turn up the tunes and get this party started—Santé!
1 | Le Ruby de Lillet Holiday Drink Recipes
2 oz Lillet Rosé
1 oz Cranberry Juice
2 oz Ginger Ale
Orange Twist (Garnish)
Recipe: Pour Lillet Rosé over ice in a tall wine glass, then add cranberry juice and top with ginger ale. Stir together gently and garnish with an orange twist.
2 | Lillet Apple Pie Holiday Drink Recipes
2 oz Lillet Blanc
5 oz Apple Juice
.5 oz Malibu Rum
.25 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Cinnamon Stick (Garnish)
Apple Slice (Garnish)
Recipe: In a heat-resistant pot, gently heat the Lillet Blanc, apple juice, Malibu Rum and fresh lemon juice. Do not bring to a boil. Serve in a heat-resistant cup and garnish with a cinnamon stick and an apple slice.
3 | Holiday Spritz
Far left drink
3 oz Lillet Blanc or Rouge
3 oz Tonic Water
3 Large Ice Cubes
Recipe: In a tall wine glass, build the drink over ice cubes and garnish with cranberries and thyme.
4 | Lillet Royale
Third from left drink
3oz Lillet Rouge
1oz Blackcurrant Liqueur
Dash of Vanilla
Recipe: Combine the Lillet Rouge, champagne, blackcurrant liqueur and vanilla in a mixing glass. Then, add ice cubes and stir until properly chilled. Strain into a chilled champagne flute and garnish with orange zest.
Songs to Set the Mood:
-“Non, je ne regrette rien” by Édith Piaf
-“J’aime les filles” by Jacques Dutronc
-“Que C’est Triste Venise” by Charles Aznavour
-“Les feuilles mortes” by Yves Montand
-“Couleur café” by Serge Gainsbourg