Bordeaux | Lillet Rosé Martini

Photo by Meg Baggott

Bordeaux mapIn the south of the Bordeaux region, you’ll find Podensac, an area known for cobblestone streets, picturesque chateaus and, of course, the surrounding vineyards. Here, Lillet ($19, 18% abv) is a versatile wine-based apéritif, available in white, red and rosé. Enjoy it on the rocks with a curl of citrus peel, lightened in a spritz, or mixed into a cocktail like this martini variation.

Lillet Rosé Martini

Courtesy Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf, Chicago

Created for the steakhouse’s grand opening, this drink features Lillet Rosé, a fortified wine with floral, melon and sage tones. It’s the first new product from Lillet in 50 years.

  • 2 ounces Lillet Rosé
  • ½ ounce Hangar One Vodka
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Lemon peel

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients except lemon peel. Shake well, and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Twist the lemon peel over the drink to release its oils, then discard the peel.

Published on September 16, 2016