Lillet

Lillet

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With a history dating back to the 19th century Lillet Blanc is one of the world's favourite aperitif wines. Made from a blend of white wines from Bordeaux, mainly Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as citrus liqueurs from orange peel and bitter green apple.

Traditionally served chilled and over ice with a slice of either orange, lemon or lime - yet equally at home in a long drink or a cocktail.

Lillet Blanc (once called Kina Lillet) was also made famous in Ian Fleming's 1953 Casino Royale novel featuring James Bond in which Bond orders a 'Kina Lillet Martini' and names it the 'Vesper'. The 'Vesper' contains 'Three measures of Gordon's, one of Vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet'.