Lillet Coolers

This Lillet cooler pairs the citrusy French aperitif with cucumber and tarragon for a drink so fresh it might have been plucked from the garden.

  • Servings: 6

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2009

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cup chopped fresh tarragon, plus 6 sprigs for serving
  • 1/2 English cucumber, cut into chunks, plus 6 spears, for serving
  • 8 strips orange zest
  • 2 1/4 cups (18 ounces) Lillet Blanc, chilled
  • Ice, for serving
  • 2 1/4 cups (18 ounces) dry white wine, such as Pouilly Fume, Chablis, or Sauvignon Blanc, chilled

Directions

  1. With a wooden spoon, muddle tarragon, cucumber, 2 strips orange zest, and the Lillet in the bottom of a pitcher. Let stand for 20 minutes. Strain into a serving pitcher halfway filled with ice; discard solids. Add wine; stir. Divide among six 8-ounce glasses. Garnish each with a tarragon sprig, a cucumber spear, and a strip of orange zest.

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