Our friend’s Lisa & Michael took me to dinner last month when I made a quick solo trip to NYC for a buying trip. Lisa and I share a love of fried chicken, so they took me to a Marcus Samuelsson eatery in Harlem where that is top of the list. A version of this drink was what we had with our meal. They served it somewhat martini style. This is my spin on it. We served them last week-end at WestWard to happy reviews. It is the Wine Wednesday libation of the week as Lillet is a French wine that is best known as an aperitif.
I served this on the rocks which made it a little less formal than presenting it as a martini plus I always like my drinks quite cold as ice is one of my very favorite things. Use 2/3 Lillet Blanc, a 1/3 Hendrick’s gin, and a good sized slice of orange as the twist. Take another slice of orange and juice it over the glass so the orange juice mixes in with the wine and gin. Stir. Serve. That easy, that yummy. Enjoy!