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red lillet

alexia Jan 15, 2007 04:35 PM

i bought a bottle of red lillet after reading an issue of living - and have yet to open it. what should i expect?

any tips/suggestions for mixing? or should i just drink it straight & chilled. also, food pairing ideas???

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    redchile RE: alexia Jan 15, 2007 08:34 PM

    There is a good brasserie in Chicago that makes a delicious cocktail with Ciroc vodka and a splash of Lillet rouge.

    I also like Lillet rouge on the rocks as a wonderful summertime aperitif.

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      zin1953 RE: alexia Jan 15, 2007 11:33 PM

      I often drink Lillet blonde on the rocks with an orange peel. It's a wine, BTW, not a spirit, so you may want to inquire on that board rather than here.

      Lillet rouge is also good as an aperitif, served chilled or over ice, and it is used in a number of cocktails.

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        MMRuth RE: zin1953 Jan 16, 2007 10:29 PM

        I actually love Lillet blonde with a lime twist - somehow it seems to cut the sweetness slightly. And, I prefer it chilled and straight up over on the rocks.

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          austx03 RE: MMRuth Jan 17, 2007 02:52 AM

          use the Lillet blonde instead of vermouth in your vodka martini, especially if your having it up.

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            MMRuth RE: austx03 Jan 17, 2007 11:27 AM

            Yes - that's lovely - I've had a (gin) martini with it as well, in a restaurant.

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