Lillet Spring Cocktail

Lillet Spring Cocktail

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Servings: 1

A French aperitif that combines white wine, herbs and citrus, Lillet makes a great base for a refreshing cocktail that’s perfect for either an elegant Easter brunch or sipping on a warm summer afternoon. Use freshly squeezed grapefruit juice for the best results.


  • 2 oz. (60 ml) white Lillet
  • 2 oz. (60 ml) fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. (45 ml) gin
  • 1 oz. (320 ml) elderflower syrup
  • Splash of sparkling water
  • Grapefruit slice for garnish


  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the Lillet, grapefruit juice, gin and elderflower syrup. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice and top off with a splash of sparkling water. Garnish with the grapefruit slice and serve. Makes 1 drink.
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