Saturday, July 24, 2010

Gaston 76

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
You know I love Lillet — that French aperitif, which is both bitter and sweet and great simply on the rocks with a twist of orange. But there is so much more you can do! Monica my computer guru, my link to the future, and my good friend sent me this recipe for a fascinating beverage, which combines Lillet with fresh tarragon and cucumber, so of course I had to try it, and so should you! It’s called the Gaston 76.

1 bottle Lillet infused with 10 sprigs of tarragon for 24 hours
1 English cucumber, chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
1 slice lemon

Layer a 9 ounce rocks glass with cucumbers, top with lemon wheel, then fill with 1 serving of Lillet. Drink up!