Not Your Average Summer Sipper
Lillet is a popular French aperitif -- an alcoholic beverage meant to be imbibed before a meal to stimulate your senses and rev-up your appetite. Lillet is classified as a fortified wine, so it is not only wine, but there is a spirit added to it as well (bonus!). Next time you make a trip to your local wine shop, try one of these instead of your usual Merlot: Lillet Blanc (the original), Lillet Rouge, Lillet Rosé, or Reserve Jean De Lillet 2009.
"What you end up with is a light, refreshing, fruity wine that's served chilled. In France it's generally served on ice with a slice of orange, lemon or lime, and we think that's just perfect. (But you can also drink it straight or mixed in a cocktail.)"
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