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Lillet Spritz

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The Lillet Spritz is a refreshing and elegant cocktail that combines the delicate flavors of Lillet Rosé with a hint of citrus and a sparkling finish. This light and bubbly drink features Lillet Rosé, grapefruit juice, and a couple of dashes of orange bitters, all topped off with a splash of club soda. It’s a perfect choice for a sophisticated yet easygoing drink, ideal for warm afternoons or as a delightful aperitif.

Tasting Notes

On the first sip, the Lillet Spritz offers a light and refreshing burst of flavor. The Lillet Rosé provides a delicate blend of floral and fruity notes, with hints of berries and subtle herbs. The grapefruit juice adds a crisp, tangy edge that complements the sweetness of the Lillet Rosé without overpowering it.

The orange bitters bring a slight complexity to the cocktail, adding a layer of aromatic citrus that enhances the overall flavor profile. As you continue to enjoy the drink, the club soda’s effervescence lifts the flavors, making the Lillet Spritz incredibly refreshing and easy to drink. The balance between the sweet Lillet Rosé and the tart grapefruit juice creates a harmonious blend that is both sophisticated and approachable.

The light bubbles from the club soda make each sip feel lively and crisp, while the orange bitters leave a subtle, lingering finish that keeps you coming back for more. This cocktail is perfect for sipping slowly on a sunny day or serving as a stylish starter at a gathering.

Tips & Tricks

Add 0.5 oz of elderflower liqueur for a floral twist and a touch of sweetness.

Use fresh lemon juice instead of grapefruit juice for a different citrus profile that’s equally refreshing.

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Lillet Spritz

Lillet Spritz


  • 3 oz Lillet Rose
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • club soda to top


  1. In a wine glass pour Lillet over fresh ice, then the grapefruit juice and the orange bitters.
  2. Stir to combine, then top with club soda.
  3. Garnish with orange slices and fresh mint.

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