Lillet Blanc

75cl / 17%
Lillet Blanc
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A top-drawer white wine-based aperitif from Bordeaux, made with local wines blended with fruit brandies and matured in oak for between six to twelve months.


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  • sulphur dioxide and sulphites at concentrations of more than 10mg/kg or 10mg/l

Lillet Blanc Reviews

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  • 5
    14 February 2018

    Essential ingredient for the summer. Try a shot of this in just soda or tonic. Make a lightweight Martini with it 2:1 into gin. Especially a Martini variant with fruit juices too. But if you're looking for the old Kina Lillet to make a James Bond Vesper or a Corpse Reviver, go for Cocchi Americano instead.

  • Anonymous 29 April 2014

    Cocchi Americano is a fabulous replacement for the original Kina Lillet.

  • Anonymous 1 March 2011

    There is still quinine in Lillet. The recipe of Lillet contains less sugar than the Kina Lillet one. to To counterbalance, there is less quinine. But this is false to pretend there is no more quinine in Lillet. And of course, you still can recreate the James Bond favorite Vesper with Lillet.

  • Shaken Not Stirred 28 November 2010

    The original "Kina Lillet" although not technically a Vermouth was somewhat dry due due to the incorporation of the bark of the cinchona tree, which contains quinine. The modern formulation "Lillet Blanc" was invented for "modern" palates i.e. young drinkers and the quinine has been left out. So if you were hoping to recreate James Bond's "Vesper" cocktail you're out of luck - Kina Lillet is no longer sold.

  • Martini Drinker 28 November 2010

    The word vermouth comes from the German word for "wormwood", a bitter herb sometimes used to treat upset stomachs, and an essential ingredient for Vermouths made by Martini and Noilly Prat, in fact it is the wormwood which imparts the "dryness" in any dry martini.

  • Anonymous 3 August 2010

    Sorry, but WHY EXACTLY is this not a vermouth? What are the rules? Is this an aromatised wine, and if so, why is it not a vermouth?? Thx, Jimbo

  • Anonymous 3 August 2010

    85% wine 15 % liquor (this is NOT vermouth)

  • Nigel St. Nigel 13 July 2010

    RE: Vermouth - I've never thought of Lillet as a vermouth, but the label on my bottle says "blended with herbs and fruits". So, unless there is another criteria besides being fortified and blended with herbs/spices I guess it would correctly be considered a vermouth.BTW- My favorite Vesper is 3oz Dry Fly Gin, 1oz Dry Fly Vodka, splash of Lillet and 3 drops Fee Bros Citrus bitters. Enjoy!

  • Ars Magic 1 June 2010

    2 drops angustura bitters, splash of Lillet, 1 oz Chase Vodka, 3oz Crown Jewel Gin = the best Vesper imaginable

  • Anonymous 15 April 2010

    they are both fortified wines, but vermouths are blended with herbs and spices ( like KFC).

  • Anonymous 16 March 2010

    Absolutely delicious on its own chilled or a must have ingredient for my favourite cocktail, the 'Vesper'.A must have for any drinks enthusiast.

  • Anonymous 29 January 2010

    1/2 oz kina lillet 3 oz tanqueray gin1 oz stolichnaya vodka

  • Anonymous 18 January 2010

    Can anyone explain EXACTLY why Lillet is not a vermouth instead of just saying that it isn't one?

  • Anonymous 16 January 2010

    Its not a vermouth.

  • Mike Stanley 24 December 2009

    What would be the expected shelf life and what is the best metheod of storage once opened? I want to get a bottle for my vespers but a bottle goes a long way and it's about three times more expensive than most vermouth.

  • Anonymous 16 December 2009

    Excellent by itself, as well.

  • Rolando 26 November 2009

    Reminds me my mother, in some elegant meetings, had lillet, served chilled

  • Anonymous 11 August 2009

    good stuff

  • Anonymous 23 June 2009

    try it with gordans gin and skimrof vodka

  • Jon 20 November 2008

    Lovely, light, golden, floral vermouth, refreshing alternative to Extra Dry or Bianco Cinzano and Martini. Try it long, especially on a hot day, topped up with various fruit juices or even simple lemonade and ice.