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La Sucette

  • SERVINGS: makes 1 drink

Café Castagna • Portland, OR

Bar manager Suzanne Allard named La Sucette ("the lollipop") after the French strawberry candy she enjoyed as a child. The recipe calls for Lillet Blanc, a classic aperitif spirit known to stimulate the production of the digestive enzymes that make you feel hungry.

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  1. 2 strawberries, quartered, plus 1 thin strawberry slice
  2. 1/4 ounce Simple Syrup
  3. Ice
  4. 2 1/2 ounces Lillet Blanc
  5. 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  1. In a pint glass, muddle the quartered strawberries with the Simple Syrup. Add ice and the Lillet and lemon juice; shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the strawberry slice.