French Gimlet10

French Gimlet

French Gimlet

* 2 ounces gin
* 1 1/2 ounce St-Germain
* 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker and shake until cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge. Cat optional.

I finally picked up a bottle of St-Germain the other day and this is my first time making anything with it. There are a lot of really interesting drinks out there using it but I wanted to start with something simple to get a feel for the liqueur itself, without too much added complexity. St-Germain is sweet, but not too sweet, floral, but not too floral, and really quite interesting. This liqueur is used in some very creative ways. I can’t wait to try some out at home.

In keeping with the French theme, the cat you see in the background of this picture is Colette, after the French writer of the same name, and as I write this I’m listening to Absinthe: The French Album by Marc Almond (which is a great album; pick up a copy if you’re into that sort of thing).

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what a great combination for a drink


have you tasted it?


hmmm… st germaine. i have no idea how that tastes like, but, i agree, sounds like a good combination for adrink so i’ll put a request in like that next time im at a restaurant or something


gimlet? how do you pronounce that?


I had the opportunity to try St Germaine on the rocks up in Napa, this week. It was fabulous and decided to pick up a bottle to have around the house. Tried the French Gimlet tonight and it was wonderful!! My new fav.


Definately try it with Hendrick’s Gin. Great summer cocktail.


I made this for a cocktail party. It went over better with less St Germain and more lime juice. I used 2-1-1

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@Lee: Sounds good, I’ll keep that ratio in mind next time I make these.


A buddy of mine greatly improved this drink tonight. Increase the gin to 2.5, and decrease the St Germain to 1. Quite wonderful, particularly if sweet sets you off.


My local makes this with two parts Vodka to 1 part St. G. I do prefer gin but it is quite delicious none the less.