Orange Lillet Cocktail, aka The OLC

There is a rooster on my shoulder

We didn’t have a name for this drink so we were going to use the first orange flower we thought of — the tiger lily. The second one was marigold, which just doesn’t have the same ring. Turns out tiger lily and marigold are taken.

How’s it taste? Kind of like a mimosa, but more floral, less bubbly — the drink, not the flowers.

The OLC

  • 4 ounces orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 ounces Lillet
  • 1 ounce cognac
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp orange flower water
  • egg white

Pour all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Strain into a wine glass or champagne flute. Remove lid from shaker and spoon extra foam onto the top of the drink. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if desired.

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24 Responses to Orange Lillet Cocktail, aka The OLC

  1. Kristy says:

    Mmmm. Looks like a good one – and bonus, I’ll get to use more of the orange flower water. :)

  2. JamieAnne says:

    This looks great! I’ll take one!

  3. Lillet is a really old fashioned aperitif here. It’s not unusual to see faded, hand painted advertisements for Lillet on the side of houses in the small villages. I very much like this style of aperitif

  4. peasepudding says:

    Hubby drinks martinis so after the last Bond Movie we have lillet in our cupboard!

  5. SimpleP says:

    That would be a perfect brunch beverage. Sounds delicious.

  6. aFrankAngle says:

    Seems delightful. Cheers!

  7. Eva Taylor says:

    Happy Thursday! What does Lillet taste like? Sure looks appealing…not drinking for another two weeks…
    Eva http://kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com

  8. zestybeandog says:

    I think you need to have us all over for happy hour and apps! ASAP!

  9. what time should I be over?

  10. Sara says:

    Oh I love Lillet. We went to a Bastille day party last year where it was being served–vive la France!

  11. billpeeler says:

    Looks refreshing and delicious!

  12. I appreciate your blog so much, I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award! =D By the way, that drink looks delicious!

  13. I take cognac and honey when I am going with some cold symptom.

  14. Lauren says:

    Okay, I need to get some lillet. And cognac.

  15. I think your OLC has a much finer “ring” to it.. I’d order one of these before the “marigold”..

  16. oh how i love drinking. . . but i just have the cognac

  17. What a wonderful drink looks refreshing, perfect for spring/summer cocktail party!

  18. When I working in the wine biz, Lillet was one of those alcohol beverages that people would always look at with a confused face when I suggested it them. Great sounds concoction!

  19. egg me on says:

    Obviously, I’m a tad behind on my blog reading this week … but great cocktail! The orange color is fantastic. I actually like The OLC for the name. Yes, I’ll have The OLC. See? Nice ring to it.

  20. A more floral mimosa? Intriguing. I’ll have to try that because I do like me a mimosa every weekend!

  21. Karen says:

    I love Lillet, it is such a nice aperitif. I would love your cocktail.

  22. Jessica says:

    I keep meaning to try an eggy cocktail…

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