Lillet Blanc

Lillet, tagged as an aromatized wine within EU law, is a French wine-based aperitif from Podensac. Poses 85% Bordeaux region wines and 15% macerated liqueurs, mostly citrus liqueurs. The mix is stirred in oak vats until blended. During the aging process, Lillet is handled as a Bordeaux wine.

Has tase of floral, zesty lime, honey, and balancing acidity. While the palate is slightly sweet the finish is refreshingly dry. It's usually served chilled neat or on the rocks, just as many Italians would enjoy vermouth. But straight-up, Lillet is more delicate than white vermouth, tasting much more like a wine.

Lillet Blanc is also great with

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20th Century

The 20th Century is a gin cocktail invented in 1937 by C.A. Tuck. The drink is named after the 20th Century Limited express train which ran between New York City and Chicago from 1902 until 1967. The ingredients may seem strange, but the gin’s dry nature and botanical flavor profile pair perfectly with Lillet blanc, a light aromatized wine. This recipe is very similar with the Corpse Reviver cocktail recipe with crème de cacao stepping in for the orange liqueur.

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Corpse Reviver No 2

Consists of equal parts gin, lemon juice, curaçao (commonly Cointreau), Kina Lillet (now usually replaced with Cocchi Americano, as a closer match to Kina Lillet than modern Lillet Blanc), and a dash of absinthe. The corpse reviver no. 2 is a popular classic cocktail and arguably the best-tasting of all the corpse reviver drinks.

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The Vesper or Vesper Martini is a cocktail that was originally made of gin, vodka, and Kina Lillet. In a cocktail shaker, combine gin, vodka, and Lillet Blanc or dry vermouth. The formulations of its ingredients have changed over time. The Vesper was made famous by James Bond. The drink was invented and named by Ian Fleming in the 1953 James Bond novel Casino Royale.

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Old Etonian

The Old Etonian is a gin cocktail popular in London, around the 1920s. The cocktail takes its name from Eton College and the college's alumni, often referred to as Old Etonians. The Garden Hotel in London is a place that had mastered the Old Etonian cocktail during that era.

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Four Score

Four Score is an English cocktail drink with three parts brandy, two parts Lillet, and one part yellow Chartreuse. All ingredients should be stirred with ice, then strained into a cocktail glass which can be decorated with a lemon twist. This cocktail was invented by Joe Gilmore in 1995, for Sir Winston Churchill’s 80th birthday.