Earlier this year, The New York Times published an article entitled “The Aperol Spritz is Not a Good Drink,” prompting thousands of spritz fans to take social media by storm to defend the bubbly concoction. Over the course of a few weeks, several media outlets joined in on the conversation and thus the great Internet debate began: Is the Aperol Spritz actually good? I will always be in full support of any spritz, so when I had the opportunity to try its cousin, the Lillet Spritz, I was more than happy to take on the assignment.
The Lillet Spritz is quite simple to make, especially with the help of Cocktail Courier. Think home delivery meal kit but with — you guessed it — alcohol. Forget recipe hunting; the stemware, fresh ingredients and step-by-step instructions are delivered right to your front door. My box came with a full-size bottle of Lillet Blanc, Fever-Tree tonic water, edible flower garnishes, dehydrated strawberry fans and oranges. (Tip: The Cocktail Courier Lillet Spritz box is only available through the end of June, so act fast!)
I had never made this spritz before, but after following the instructions, my first sip was absolutely delicious. It’s the perfect summer drink that’s not too strong and just the right amount of sweet. The question remains though: Is the Aperol Spritz indeed canceled? Well, if it is, you can thank me later for finding your new go-to spritz of the season.