Archive of ‘Lillet Blanc’ category

Sweet ‘n’ Sloe , sloe gin cocktail

For our fifth and next-to-final riff for Negroni Week, we’ve gone to a slightly fruiter mix. Sloe gins are infused with the ripe plums of that name and a touch of sugar. This gin appears often in cocktails created in the late 1800s and early 1900s, particularly in England. To balance the sweeter spirit, we […]


Abbey, archdeacon cocktail

This is not to suggest that clerics need a drink, it’s just nice to know here’s a tipple they might enjoy. Lillet Blanc, a French wine-based aperitif, has a broader and deeper range of flavors than dry vermouth, and plays well with the juice and bitters in the drink. Abbey 1 1/2 ounces gin 1 […]