Last week Lillet taught us ‘How to Christmas à la Française’ by hosting a floral and cocktail masterclass in the cosy Liverpudlian spot, Petit Cafe Du Coin.
In true Lillet style it was an evening full of delicious drinks, brilliant company and great conversation. Guests were welcomed with a Rose Spritz upon arrival, setting the mood perfectly.
Anna from Mary Mary Florals, a fabulous Liverpool based independent florist showed us all how to create the perfect festive bouquet for your Christmas table. She curated a selection of beautiful stems, bringing buckets overspilling with the reddest roses, juiciest winter berries, elegant eucalyptus and prettiest anemones, all for the guests to choose from. Whilst everyone was creating their floral displays, Lillet was flowing and conversation between guests even more so. Mary Mary Florals are the masters of the hand tie bouquet, and Anna showed everyone the secrets to the perfect hand tie wrap. With rolls of brown paper and string everywhere, it was beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.
Following this the guests were treated to a tasting of Lillet at the Petit Cafe bar. Lillet’s very own ambassadors Clo Lataille and Morgane Barnoin explain the wine-based aperitif tasting notes of Lillet Blanc and Rosé in their soft French tones. The guests then got the chance to make their own Lillet based delights. With a table covered in huge variety of tonics and garnishes, guests got to experiment with a whole host of Christmas flavours, from cinnamon, ginger, to cloves and vanilla. The room smelt incredible. This was only heightened when Clo invited everyone to help make a hot Lillet Blanc mulled wine. In the mix went a full bottle of Lillet Blanc, some delicious brandy and a whole host of spices and flavourings, all added by the guests. This was then set to warm and served in elegant glass mugs, the perfect Christmassy winter warmer to round of a fabulously festive evening.
Lillet sure do know how to do Christmas. Our guests left, bouquet in arms, ready to treat their own Christmas guests to a truly festive Lillet moment.
To get yourself Christmas ready Lillet is available to buy in Sainsburys.
A bottle or two also makes the perfect last-minute gift!