Que faites-vous La Fête National?
Although we were a day late in celebrations…we imbibed with France in mind. Enter the Lillet-based Liberté cocktail. We’ve been inspired to purchase some eccentric liquors lately (and by we…I mean, the husband!) and have been mixing many a summer cocktail. Bastille Day or the day the French stormed the Bastille prison and sparked the French Revolution seemed reason enough to celebrate! Recipe courtesy of The Kitchn.
Lillet is an aperitif wine containing 85% Bordeaux wines and 15% macerated liquors. It is also considered a tonic wine as it does contain quinine from one of the liquors included in the blend. It has strong citrus and floral notes!
Liberté Cocktail (by Nicole Cloutier and Jacqueline Patterson for Lillet, used with permission)
makes one cocktail
Stir ingredients together with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a thin slice of orange peel, twisted over the drink to release its essential oils. (No oranges on hand, but thank goodness we have a Meyer lemon tree…the peel worked perfectly!)
We served our early summer evening cocktails with smoked salmon and caper spread from our favorite South Pas restaurant and market.