How To Make The French Gimlet -Easy Gin Cocktails

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Sep. 22, 2017

Let's learn how to make the french gimlet, this is an easy gin cocktail that brings elderflower into your little simple gimlet. You can totally make this at home with a bottle of St. Germaine, a bit of gin and some citrus! You can make your gin French gimlet with any style of gin you want, but we're using the one that was called for in the recipe notes we have: Bombay Sapphire East. The French gimlet isn't being named due to its use of bombay in this cocktail (which isn't from France anyway), but the inclusion of St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur. Without the elderflower this drink would simply be a gin gimlet, instead of a French Gimlet. We also exclude the concept of Rose's Lime Cordial in a French Gimlet because we want to make it flavorful and tasty with just the sweetness coming from the use of the Elderflower Liqueur. Notice there is no sugar added to the French Gimlet so it's sweetness is driven purely by the use of the elderflower liqueur as gin itself is going to be rather dry (especially if you're not using an American Gin). A worthy gimlet for your library of excellent cocktail designs: The French Gimlet.


Please watch the video for ingredients!


Please watch the video for directions!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 1