A Lillet Wine Cocktail

June 22, 2012

Every party needs a signature cocktail, and I can’t think of anything better than a cocktail that starts with Lillet and ends with Sancerre with a little Cognac and Cointreau in between. Lillet is a slightly sweet fortified wine-blend with floral and citrus notes. In France it is usually served straight with just a slice of citrus. A splash of Cointreau replaces the citrus and a touch of Cognac gives it that sophisticated cocktail taste. The Sancerre adds a crisp finish that elevates it to food-friendly and to a signature cocktail that is perfect for sharing with friends.

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A Lillet Wine Cocktail Recipe

Make 1 cocktail


1  ounce (30 ml) Lillet (white), well chilled
1/2 ounce (15 ml) Cognac
1/2 ounce (15 ml) Cointreau (orange flavored liqueur)
2 ounces (60 ml) Sancerre or similar-style (light in flavor) Sauvignon Blanc, well chilled
Maraschino cherry for garnish


Fill a tall glass with ice, add the Lillet, Cognac, and Cointreau. Stir briefly to make cold. Strain into a cocktail glass and add the Sauvignon Blanc. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve.

A toast!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Dave S June 27, 2012 at 10:47 am

Yum, Yum…my new patio cocktail.


Julie M. June 29, 2012 at 9:37 am

So sophisticated and beautiful Susan! You always create such beautiful flavor combinations. I wish I could share a glass of this with you right about now.


Susan July 11, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Dave, I’m expecting an invite!


Susan July 11, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Thank you, Julie. We’ll be toasting before yo know it!


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