Happy Hour: The Lillet Cocktail
Sep 9, 2011
Given the current weather situation in D.C. it seems a little odd to feature a summery, citrusy cocktail. But rain be damned! When I find a tasty libation, I feel the need to share.
Add three ice cubes to a chilled champagne flute or other tall glass. I use a highball. Add one half-cup Lillet to the glass. Fill the rest of the way with champagne. Cut an orange wedge, and squeeze a bit of the fresh juice into the glass. Garnish with a shaving of orange peel.
And since this cocktail was popularized in the late 1970s, I thought I’d choose this Kimono Wrap Gown from Halston Heritage (Shopbop, $995). It just feels like it belongs on a California socialite who’s entertaining a group of Hollywood stars at a cocktail party by the pool. Fondue set and platform shoes, not included.