Lillet is a great French aperitif and it’s perfect to serve during summer. Lillet is also perfect as a starter for your Bastille Day meal. The authentic James Bond Martini is Gin, Vodka and Lillet. It is made from Boudreaux wines and liqueurs which have a citrus flavor.
My favorite way to serve Lillet is in a cocktail before dinner. I like to add more citrus flavor with a lemon simple syrup and then top it off with club soda. Grab a bottle of Lillet from the store and make this delicious cocktail this summer!
- 1 ounce lemon simple syrup*
- 3 ounces Lillet
- club soda
- lemon for garnish
- In a martini shaker, shake together the Lillet and simple syrup. Pour into a glass with ice and top with club soda. Rim the glass with the lemon wedge and garnish.
- *Lemon simple syrup
- Equal parts lemon juice and sugar.
- ¼ cup white sugar
- zest peeled from 1 lemon
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- Bring to a simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Let sit for 10 minutes. Remove the lemon peel and chill.