A sophisticated twist on the classic gimlet, this French Gimlet cocktail features St. Germain elderflower liqueur, freshly squeezed lime juice, and a wonderful shot of gin.
The first time Erik tried elderflower liqueur, he half expected the magical-sounding beverage to be served by hobbits (who would also magically appear when the bottle was opened).
Let’s just say I didn’t have such expectations when working on this French Gimlet recipe. 😉
The thing about the main ingredient for a French Gimlet is that its looks, smells, and tastes like a bit of a fantasy: it’s floral, light, and has a pleasantly bright taste.
I hope you enjoy exploring St. Germain with me in making today’s French Gimlet! Let’s go!
A French Gimlet is made with 3 simple ingredients and a garnish. These ingredients are:
- Elderflower Liqueur – St. Germain
- Lime Juice
Garnish: Lime wedge or lime peel
What is a French Gimlet?
A French Gimlet is a twist on the classic Gimlet. A gimlet is made with gin, lime juice, and simple syrup, while a French Gimlet is made with gin, St. Germain, and lime juice.
St. Germain Gimlet
Because St. Germain is a liqueur made in France, the addition of this French liqueur in a Gimlet makes it a French Gimlet.
How to Make a French Gimlet
Follow these quick and easy steps to learn how to make a French Gimlet.
Then, make sure to check out the recipe card further down in the post for the precise ingredients and instructions!
First, add all French Gimlet ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice: gin, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, and fresh-squeezed lime juice.
Second, cover the cocktail shaker and shake until thoroughly chilled and well-mixed.
Strain into a cocktail glass. Lastly, garnish with a lime wedge or lime peel. Then, sip and enjoy the best St. Germain Gimlet.
Difference between a Gimlet and a Gin Rickey
Now that you know what a Gimlet and a French Gimlet are, you might still be wondering… what is the difference between a gimlet and a Gin Rickey?
The difference is in the bubbles. A Gin Rickey is a Gimlet made with carbonated water.
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- Total Time: 1 minute
- Yield: 1 serving 1x
A sophisticated twist on the classic gimlet, this French Gimlet cocktail features St. Germain elderflower liqueur, freshly squeezed lime juice, and a shot of gin.
French Gimlet Ingredients
- 2 oz gin
- 1.5 oz elderflower liqueur (St. Germain)
- 0.5 oz lime juice
- Lime wedge or peel
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice: gin, elderflower liqueur, and lime juice. Shake until very chilled and well mixed.
- Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime peel or wedge. Sip and enjoy!
- Prep Time: 1 minute
- Cook Time: 0 minute
- Category: Drinks, Cocktails
- Method: Chill
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