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Lillet Rose Spring Cocktail


Lillet Rose, a fortified-wine blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Muscatel, has the aroma of flowers and ripe berries -- perfect for a springtime aperitif. Garnishing the drinks with edible flowers is a lovely touch.

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  • Servings: 6

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2012


  • 12 ounces Lillet Rose
  • 12 ounces Ruby Red grapefruit juice
  • 6 ounces gin
  • 6 edible flower blossoms (optional)


  1. Combine 6 ounces Lillet, 6 ounces grapefruit juice, 3 ounces gin, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until well chilled. Strain and divide cocktail among 3 stemmed cocktail glasses, such as Champagne coupes. Repeat.

  2. Garnish with flowers. Serve immediately.

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  • sarah rusby
    23 OCT, 2012
    fyi...just found Lillet rose at BevMo
  • VinnyLynn
    7 AUG, 2012
    I couldn't find the Lillet Rose either, although I have a wonderful store that will special order it for me. I'm not that patient; I made this with the Lillet Blanc and it turned out beautifully. It's still a gorgeous color and the edible flower garnish really makes this cocktail look special. I will definitely be making these for many brunch gatherings in the future.
  • foodartstyle
    24 JUN, 2012
    No luck finding Lillet Rose in stores or online. There should be a source for this very mysterious ingredient!
  • MS11870980
    16 APR, 2012
    I can't find Lillet Rose, only blanc or rouge. Would this work with either of those?