Bastille Day? Drink Bar Tabac’s Lillet Spritzer

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The official liqueur of Bastille Day is Lillet, a French aperitif wine made from wine and citrus liqueurs that has a bitter orange flavor.

As an aperitif wine, Lillet can be served chilled or over ice, with, naturally, sliced citrus. But you can also make a refreshing spritzer with the white wine. Bar Tabac on Smith Street shares their recipe for a Lillet Spritzer.

Lillet Spritzer

(courtesy of Bar Tabac)


5 ounces Lillet

1 ounces club soda

Pour Lillet into a wine glass filled with ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with an orange slice.

Updated 5:19 pm, July 9, 2018
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Lisa from Paris says:
Happy Bastille !

If you would like to know more about the history of Bastille day, I suggest you to check this website:

Cheers !
July 12, 2010, 6:11 am

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