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French Gimlet

French Gimlet Recipe. A traditional Gin Gimlet with St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur shaken and strained into a coupe glass. 

St. Germain French Gimlet

Ingredients for a French Gimlet

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*If you need to sweeten up your cocktail add up to 0.5 ounces of simple syrup. Adjust to taste. 

How to Make a French Gimlet


  • Ice
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Glassware: Coupe

Add ice to your cocktail shaker. Add measured ingredients and shake until your cocktail shaker is frosty. Strain into a coupe glass. This St. Germain Gimlet is served ice cold. 

French Gimlet

Gimlet Variations

  • Leave out St. Germain for a classic gimlet. 
  • Swap out Gin for Vodka.
  • As noted above, add up to 0.5 ounces of simple syrup to sweeten up your cocktail. Adjust simple syrup amount to taste. 

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French Gimlet Recipe

French Gimlet
4.5 from 6 votes

French Gimlet

A traditional gin gimlet with St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Gimlet, Gin Cocktails, St. Germain cocktails
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 186 kcal
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • 1 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • Fresh Squeezed lime juice from half a lime.
  • .5 oz. simple syrup Optional see notes


  1. Add all ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker.

  2. Shake vigorously until the shaker is frosty.

  3. Strain into a coupe glass and serve.

  4. Garnish with a lime wheel, wedge, or twist.

Recipe Notes

Calories without Simple Syrup: 186

Calories with 0.5 ounces Simple Syrup: 226

Nutrition Facts
French Gimlet
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 186
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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