Lillet Blanc Aperitif
With a history dating back to the 19th century Lillet Blanc is one of the world's favourite aperitif wines. Made from a blend of white wines from Bordeaux, mainly Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as citrus liqueurs from orange peel and bitter green apple. Traditionally served chilled and over ice with a slice of either orange, lemon or lime - yet equally at home in a long drink or a cocktail. Lillet Blanc (once called Kina Lillet) was also made famous in Ian Fleming's 1953 Casino Royale novel featuring James Bond in which Bond orders a 'Kina Lillet Martini' and names it the 'Vesper'. The 'Vesper' contains 'Three measures of Gordon's, one of Vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet'.
Pimm's No 1 Aperitif
Pimm's No.1 is the much loved, Gin-based drink of England, containing quinine and a secret mixture of herbs - a recipe said to be known to only six people. Originally consumed as an aid to digestion, Pimm's was served in a small tankard known as the 'No. 1 Cup', hence its name. A signature Pimm's is made mixed with lemonade, fruit, mint, and served over ice.
Aperol is a lively drink that evokes the sociable Italian lifestyle, from pre-dinner conversation to an evening with friends and family in the piazza. An infusion of high-quality herbs and roots, together with orange peel and rhubarb, Aperol is the perfect apéritivo.
First made in 1805 by Henri-Louis Pernod, it is an unsweetened aniseed flavoured liqueur that is often enjoyed after dinner as a digestive.
Campari is the perfect aperitif with its distinctive red colour, aroma and pleasantly bittersweet flavour. Enjoy Campari mixed with orange juice, grapefruit juice or soda over ice or in an Americano or Italian Mojito cocktail.
First created by Paul Ricard in Marseille, 1932 it has distinct fresh taste of liquorice and subtle Provence herbs. Aged in large barrel in the open air a slight 'sea-side' flavour is imparted by the salt spray that licks the barrels.
Martini & Rossi Riserva Speciale Bitter
Martini Riserva Speciale Bitter is created using 100% natural ingredients and the original 1872 recipe, created by MARTINI founder Luigi Rossi, as inspiration. MARTINI Master Herbalist, Ivano Tonutti, has carefully selected three rare botanicals (Saffron, Angostura and Columba), to deliver a unique richness and complexity to its taste profile through different dimensions of bitterness. The Bitter is rested in the same Tino cask that is used for MARTINI Riserva Speciale Vermouth di Torino extracts and shares the vermouths common botanical, Italian Artemisia, allowing its unique complex bitter taste to perfectly complement it. MARTINI Riserva Speciale Bitter provides the ideal component for a raft of classic Italian Aperitivo cocktails such as the Negroni and the Americano.
A unique aperitif that combines rich, sweet fortified wine, herbs, spices and quinine. A heady combination that can be chilled and served before a meal or left at room temperature for an after dinner treat.
Lillet Rosé Aperitif
With a history dating back to the 19th century, Lillet is one of the worlds favourite French aperitifs. Like Lillet Blanc, the main grape variety in Lillet Rosé is Semillon. These wines from Bordeaux are combined with natural liqueurs, handcrafted from sweet and bitter oranges and berries. It is this meticulously balanced blend that gives Lillet Rosé its delicate aromas of berries, orange blossom and grapefruit. Fresh, lively and fruity, Lillet Rosé can be enjoyed neat over ice, or mixed with soda with a lemon or grapefruit slice garnish.
Punt e Mes Aperitivo
Punt e Mes is an Italian vermouth, dark brown in color and has a bitter flavour. Punt e Mes literally means "point and a half" in Piedmontese, referring to the flavor being characterised as one point of sweetness and half a point of bitterness. It can be used as a substitute for regular rosso vermouth in drinks such as the Manhattan. Punt e Mes has a strong, distinctive flavour, half-way between regular rosso vermouth and Campari.
Lillet Rouge Aperitif
Lillet was birthed in 1872, a time aperitif tradition is honoured in France. Lillet Rouge brings a strong, ruby coloured alternative to the white with a savant combination of Merlot wine from Bordeaux and a blend of citrus liqueurs from orange peels and bitter green apple, quinine and spices. Powerful bouquet of ripe berries and spices with a supple and lingering finish