Lillet Bastille Day Cocktails
July 14th marked the beginning of the French Revolution dating back to 1789. By capturing the prison, this acted as a symbol to the people of France that King Louis the 16th’s power was no longer absolute. Today, this provides people across the world with another great opportunity to bask in the delights that come with enjoying great, refreshing summer cocktails.
This year, we would like to enhance your celebration by providing 3 great cocktails submitted by Lillet in honor of this day.
Founded by the Lillet brothers in 1872, the rich French heritage of Lillet remains true today with its distillery located in the same facility as where the brand was founded in Podensac, France.
Lillet Rouge and ginger beer are two ingredients that demonstrate brotherhood in their own right. A drink truly intended to bond over, this lighthearted French take on a traditional “Dark and Stormy”, will take you away to the rolling waves of Martinique. Santé!
- 2 parts Lillet Rouge
- 4 parts ginger beer (Baritts Ginger Beer is recommended)
- lime wedge
Add spirit to Collins-style glass, Top with ice, then ginger beer, Garnish with lime wedge
A simple yet unusual drink, this Lillet Blanc and tea-blended cocktail will give you Liber-tea and freedom to enjoy your Bastille Day celebration as you wish!
- 2 parts Lillet Blanc
- 1 part cooled fruit tea blend of your choice (recommended peach, raspberry, orange, etc.)
- ½ part honey syrup*
- 2 parts soda water
- large wedge of fresh lemon
- small mint spring
Build spirit and cooled tea in Collins-styled glass, Add ice and top with soda water, Garnish with lemon wedge and small mint sprig* = equal parts honey and water
We call this one “Égalité” after the Champagne-style blend method in which Lillet Rosé was created with. Lillet Rosé uses both the varietals of Lillet Blanc and Lillet Rouge variations within itself to create one beautiful and unique rosé! Equality for all!
- 2 parts Lillet Rosé
- ¾ part fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
- ½ part fresh squeeze lemon juice
- ¾ part simple syrup
- 2 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters
- Soda water
- Shake vigorously spirits, juices, and syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice
- Strain into ice-filled Collins-style glass
- Top with soda water
- Add bitters
- Garnish with grapefruit wedge
*All cocktails created by National Lillet Brand Ambassador Amanda Boccato