Lillet Blanc


Type:

Wines used in mixed drinks

Description:

Proprietary and revered French quinquina in less-sweet (blanc) and sweet (rouge) varieties. Note that a recipe that specifies "Lillet" without also specifying "rouge" or "sweet" always intends Lillet Blanc which, for many years was their sole version. Perhaps attempting to enter Dubonnet's market, they produced a red Lillet which has never sold as well, either in America or abroad.

Flavor:

wine, herbal and orange

Availability:

Generally available. Produced and sold in France.

Substitute:

blonde Dubonnet or other white wine-based quinquina


Some popular cocktails with Lillet Blanc: