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This year, I’m simplifying my holiday gift giving list even more by keeping my hostess gifts simple and satisfying. For homemade gifts, I’m passing out small cellophane sacks of a spicy maple caramel popcorn (recipe on pg. 266 of Gatherings, but this is a suitable replacement that people seem to love) and for something store-bought I’m opting for a bottle of Lillet instead of red or white wine. I’m a big fan of Lillet, but I’m not sure if everyone else is aware of its charms. A French…


Bootsy Collins

A classic Tom Collins is a boozy take on lemonade. This variation—served at New York City restaurant Jack's Wife Freda and named for the flamboyant funk guitarist Bootsy Collins—amps up the color, flavor, and potency with the addition of Lillet Rouge, a vibrant fortified wine.


Lillet Blanc, Lillet Rouge and Lillet Rosé. Lillet is a refreshing aperitif with a smooth, fruity taste.

from Bon Appétit

The 5 Best New Sandwiches in America 2016

I am dying to try this but we couldn't find any in San Jose CA. Lillet Just Wants to Have Fun: BA Daily:


Blushing Bee Makes 1 beverage 1-1/2 oz. vodka (can substitute spiced rum or citrus vodka) 1 oz. Honey Simple Syrup 2 oz. sweet & sour 1 oz. cranberry juice Shake with ice and strain into a large cocktail or Martini glass. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.

from Serious Eats

Cranberry and Lillet Rouge Sorbet

Choose firm, deep red cranberries. Firmness is an indicator of quality that farmers use themselves, and deep color means more antioxidants! Transform them into a tart Cranberry Lillet Rouge Sorbet! From @Serious Eats Sweets, found at

from Lexi Bites

French Negroni

Schiller Negroni - Gin, Lillet Blanc and Red Vermouth - another great one from @lexi_bites


25 Summer Cocktail Recipes You Can Make at Home

Lilypad 1 1/2 oz. Milagro Silver Tequila 1/2 oz. Lillet Blanc 1/2 oz. Lillet Rouge 1 1/2 oz. apple juice 1/4 oz. agave nectar 1/4 oz. fresh lime juice Combine ingredients and shake well. Serve up in a cocktail glass. Garnish with a blood orange wheel