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French Gimlet

French Gimlet Recipe is a traditional Gin Gimlet made with St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur. Shaken and strained into a coupe glass you will be sipping this sophisticated lime cocktail all night.

St. Germain French Gimlet

This twist on the classic Gin Gimlet adds the sweet element of Elderflower liqueur. The Elderflower gin cocktail adds the perfect sweetness to the Classic Gimlet.

Ingredients for a French Gimlet

  • Gin – (We used Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin)
  • St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • Fresh Lime Juice – We use juice from half a lime.
  • *Optional: simple syrup
  • Garnish your Gimlet with fresh lime.

*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

Supplies needed to make a gimlet: 

  • Ice
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Glassware: Coupe

This gin elderflower cocktail is easy to make with just a few steps.

  • First, fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Then add the gin, elderflower liqueur, and lime juice.
  • Next, shake until the shaker is frosty. This cocktail is not poured over ice. The chilling is done in the cocktail shaker.
  • Finally, strain it into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wheel, wedge, or twist.

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

French Gimlet Variations

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

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French Gimlet Recipe

French Gimlet

French Gimlet

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

A traditional gin gimlet with St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

Calories without Simple Syrup: 186

Calories with 0.5 ounces Simple Syrup: 226

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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