Recipes: Bastille Day Cocktails, 2013

Recipes: Bastille Day Cocktails, 2013

Bastille Day is coming up this Sunday. For those unfamiliar with the French holiday, one could liken it to our July 4th Independence Day celebrations here in the states (but with a different historical context). To celebrate the occasion, Lillet brand ambassador Amanda Boccato passed these tasty au Francais recipes on to us to share. Buvons!

2 parts Lillet Rouge
4 parts ginger beer (Baritts is recommended)
Lime wedge

Add spirit to Collins-style glass. Top with ice, then ginger beer. Garnish with lime wedge.

2 parts Lillet Blanc
1 part cooled fruit tea blend of your choice (recommended peach, raspberry, orange, etc.)
½ part honey syrup (honey and water equal parts)
2 parts soda water
Large wedge of fresh lemon
Small mint spring

Build spirit and cooled tea in Collins-styled glass. Add ice and top with soda water. Garnish with lemon wedge and small mint sprig.

2 parts Lillet Rosé
¾ part fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
½ part fresh squeeze lemon juice
¾ part simple syrup
2 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters
Soda water

Shake vigorously spirits, juices, and syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into ice-filled Collins-style glass. Top with soda water. Add bitters and garnish with grapefruit wedge.

Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

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