Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dreaming of Summer - Le Petit Hiboux

I first read about Lillet in Thomas Harris' Hannibal; the title character serves it with a slice of orange after dinner. It does make a nice aperitif - even when you haven't been dining on the brains of your beloved's enemy beforehand. This cocktail (via CHOW), the product of The Little Owl restaurant in Brooklyn, is a simple, easy but lovely drink. It was - and will probably be, once the weather warms up again - one of the staples of our weekend "lawn" lounging.
  • 2 ounces Pinot Blanc or New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2 ounces Lillet Blanc
  • 2 ounces apple juice
Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled glass and stir.


  1. It's 8pm and 62 degrees in DC right now. Bought the makings of this on the way home from the gym; am about to go sit on the stoop and sip one as I bask (can one do that at night?) in the mildness.

  2. Surprisingly temperate summer thus far, but these are still wonderfully refreshing. Made one for mom last night - she really liked it.