Boozier than wine but breezier than gin, Lillet Blanc is a floral French aperitif. Here, it takes a refreshing dip with rosemary simple syrup and a splash of bubbly. A sprig of fresh rosemary in the glass means you'll catch a whiff with every sip.

Source: Midwest Living


Credit: Carson Downing

Recipe Summary

40 mins
3 1/2 oz.


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine Lillet Blanc, vodka, Rosemary Simple Syrup and lemon juice. Cover and shake until very cold. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with a generous splash of club soda and garnish with rosemary sprig and lemon slice.


Rosemary Simple Syrup

In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water and 2 halved rosemary sprigs. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat; let steep 30 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl, pressing on rosemary sprigs; discard sprigs.

Rosemary-Lillet Spritz by the Pitcher

In a small glass pitcher, combine 6 oz. Lillet Blanc, 6 oz. vodka, 4 teaspoons Rosemary Simple Syrup, and 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice. Stir to combine. Pour mixture into ice-filled glasses. Top with generous splashes of club soda and garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs and lemon slices.

Nutrition Facts

164 calories; carbohydrates 7g; sugars 6g; vitamin a 0.3IU; vitamin c 2mg; folate 1mcg; sodium 4mg; potassium 6mg; calcium 1mg.