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