I ran into Lillet at a French restaurant in what they called a French Martini. It had gin in it and gin and I usually do not get along too well. But it was good, so, after the guy at the liqour store found me a bottle of Lillet Blanc, I have been experimenting.
I also learned that Bond, James Bond, of literature was a bourbon guy.
So, after messing around for awhile, I found this.
1 part bourbon (I use 101 Turkeys)
1 part lillet
1/2 part St Germain Elderflower liqueur
shake well with ice and strain into a chilled glass with a drop of Peychaud Bitters in it.
I don’t do the orange peel, but it looks good.
This has that interesting old-fashioned cocktail flavoring without an overpowering alcohol taste, which is amazing, considering the 101 Turkeys.