The Story Behind The Rosé Lillet Spritz

Lillet, the French aperitif made with Bordeaux grapes, has a low ABV (17 percent) and mellow, lightly floral flavor profile. The rosé version is a touch fruitier than Lillet blanc, and, served over ice with a spritz of soda water and whatever berries or citrus you have on hand, makes the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

This cocktail, if you can even call it that, is dead simple and infinitely customizable. Try it with sparkling water for a more mineral-rich finish, add a splash of vodka or white rum for a boozier tipple, or try it over ice, unadorned.


  • 2 ounces Lillet rosé
  • 1 ounce club soda
  • Sliced berries, lemon, or lime for garnish (optional)


  1. Fill a wine glass 3/4 of the way with ice.
  2. Pour in Lillet and top with soda. Stir lightly.
  3. Add garnishes, if using.

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Updated: 2018-08-19

The Rosé Lillet Spritz Recipe