Lillet is a wine aperitif - made from wine and liqueur - that comes in white, red, and rosé varieties. I am a big fan of both the white (blanc) and rosé (and I've sadly never tried the red - yet!). It pairs well with cocktails (obviously!), but it is also great plain over ice.
It's FINALLY spring in Paris, and the weather has turned all sunshine-y and warm in the last week. It's really amazing! I've been having trouble concentrating on my databases and literature reviews, but I'm definitely not having trouble dreaming up darling cocktails.
I've also had a lot of trouble finding time to bake up new and exciting things. I went to Portugal and Istanbul in the past month, and between these excursions it's just work-work-work. I'm creepily excited to be stationed in Paris over the next month... and hopefully I can catch up on some cake making! (Ahem, and some PhD writing...)
Mint lillet aperitif - what you need:
You don't need to use precise measurements here - a rough guide with the shot glass should be fine! but, I've added them to the recipe just in case.
- 1 shot vodka (44 mL or 1.5 ounces or 3 tablespoons)
- 1 shot lillet blanc (white lillet) (44 mL or 1.5 ounces or 3 tablespoons)
- 2/3 shot mint syrup (30 mL or 1 ounces or 2 tablespoons)
- sparkling water, to top off the cocktail
Mint lillet aperitif - what you do:
Add a couple of ice cubes to a tall glass. Add the vodka, lillet, and mint syrup. Top off with sparking water. Stir the drink to blend well. Add more sparkling water if the drink is too strong for you!
This makes 1 cocktail, but you can easily scale up the recipe for more!
Baking soundtrack - tunes to inspire your inner baker:
So this isn't a new song or anything, but it's been pretty useful in getting me back into my running routine after all these holidays! Also, I was going to put a Purity Ring song since I'm seeing them this Friday (!!!), but I did that last post... so, something different is always nice!
PS: The Lillet website offers a huge selection of ideas for cocktails! Check it out here ... these look like great options for spring and summer!