10 Apr Bartenders and Amateur Mixologists – Up your game with Lillet Aperitifs! Join us this coming Monday April 15th from 5 to 7 PM as cocktail wizard Chandler Buck works his liquid magic with these amazing ingredients!
Lillet is a French wine-based aperitif from Podensac. It is a blend of 85% Bordeaux region wines (Semillon for the Blanc and for the Rosé, Merlot for the Rouge) and 15% macerated liqueurs, mostly citrus liqueurs (peels of sweet oranges from Spain and Morocco and peels of bitter green oranges from Haiti). The mix is then stirred in oak vats until blended. During the aging process, Lillet is handled as a Bordeaux wine undergoing fining, racking, filtering etc.
Founded in 1872 by the brothers Paul and Raymond Lillet, their original Kina Lillet formulation, featured quinine liqueur made of cinchona bark from Peru. To improve the quality and sustainability of the recipe, Lillet was reformulated in 1985. To improve the balance between acidity and sweetness, the sugar content was slightly reduced, giving priority to the fruitiness while maintaining the same quinine bitterness concentration. “Each bottle contains only the finest, carefully-selected wines, which are blended with macerated fruits and QUINQUINA, all from a secret award-winning recipe that has been passed down through generations.”