David Lebovitz’s “Ménage à Quatre” Cocktail

This pandemic punch is a heady blend of gin, citrus, and Lillet.

Pandemic Punch David Lebovitz’s “Ménage à Quatre” Cocktail
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Like the classic Negroni, which has three ingredients sharing one communal space in equal quantities, this less-conventional four-way—adapted from David Lebovitz’s book Drinking French—is equally alluring.

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David Lebovitz’s “Ménage à Quatre” Cocktail David Lebovitz’s “Ménage à Quatre” Cocktail
David Lebovitz's 4-ingredient formula is the easy-drinking French gin cocktail we all need right now.
Yield: serves 1
Time: 5 minutes


  • 34 oz. (22ml) gin
  • 34 oz. (22ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 34 oz. (22ml) Grand Marnier, Cointreau, or triple sec
  • 34 oz. (22ml) Lillet blanc or Cap Corse blanc


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice, and shake until well chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe to serve.