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Apr122010

Lillet Aperitif

With a splash of Campari this is for those who love a slightly bitter aperitif.

Lillet Blanc (pronouned "le-lay") is a French aperitif wine from Bordeaux with a blend of 85% wine and citrus liqueurs made from a variety of oranges. It was rejuvinated in the James Bond film Casino Royale where Bond asks the bartender for a dry Martini, then suddenly changes the order to "Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet." He later names it Vesper after his love interest in the story. It was also in the film Hannibal where Mr Lecter drinks "Lillet and a slice of orange over ice"; he later serves this drink to Clarice Starling.

It is very refreshing.

Pictured: Lillet Aperitif

180ml Lillet Blanc

60ml Orange juice

40ml Campari

Mix all with ice in a shaker, strain and serve - garnish with a peice of orange peel.

Makes 2