Lillet is Lovely!

lillets

So, Lillet. We promise we’re not being sponsored by Lillet. We just think it’s a fantastic beverage that isn’t necessarily all that well known over on this side of the Atltantic. Dreamed up in a tiny village south of Bordeaux in 1872, it’s a blend of Bordeaux wine and the liquors of fruits and barks sourced from Spain, Haiti and Peru. Head over to the Lillet website for more info, and for some really nice looking cocktail—and dessert—recipes. We’ve copied a few of the most simple and tasty-looking below, and have paired them with bon macaron flavours!



Lillet Fizz

In the serving glass, place

5cl of Lillet Blanc

10cl of sparkling water

1 slice of lime

Glass: Highball Decoration: Fresh strawberries, mint leaves Preparation: Pour 5cl of Lillet Blanc into a glass full of ice. Add the sparkling water and a slice of lime. Decorate with a few strawberries and mint leaves.

We’d pair this with our Pineapple Basil macaron.

pinapple-basil


La Vie en Rose

In the serving glass, place

5cl of Lillet Blanc

10 cl of rose flavoured lemonade

Glass: Highball Decoration: Rose petals Preparation: Pour 5cl of Lillet Blanc into a glass full of ice. Add 10cl of lemonade. Decorate with a few rose petals.

 Pair with Rose macarons, of course! 

rose


Pears in Lillet Rouge

For 6 people

75 cl of LILLET Rouge

6 large pears

50g of sugar

1 stick of cinnamon

peel of ½ an orange, in thin strips

peel of ½ a lemon, in thin strips

3 cloves

5 pepper corns

juice of ½ a lemon

Carefully peel the pears, leaving the stalks on, and sprinkle with lemon. Place them in a deep saucepan and sprinkle with 2 soupspoons of sugar. Add the orange and lemon peel, pepper corns, cloves and cinnamon. Pour the LILLET over the fruit, add the remaining sugar and cook on a low heat for 10 mins. Transfer the pears to a serving dish. Strain the syrup and reduce it by half then pour over the pears. Chill before serving, if possible overnight.

Some simple Vanilla macarons would be perfect.

vanilla

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