In honor of the French, indulge in this refreshing and easy to make summer cocktail to celebrate Bastille Day.
Lillet au Citron Cocktail
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
ice cubes if desired
1 cup white Lillet
chilled soda water
2 lemon slices for garnish if desired
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In a small saucepan combine the sugar and the lemon juice, bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, and simmer it for 5 minutes. Let the lemon syrup cool completely. In each of 2 glasses filled with the ice stir together 1/2 cup of the Lillet and 1 to 2 tablespoons of the lemon syrup, or to taste, top off the drinks with the soda water, and garnish them with the lemon slices.