Hendrick’s Gin Part Two: French Gimlet

For today’s cocktail, we’re going to dig back into our archives to revisit one of our favorite fancy summer drinks.

About two years ago, we talked about the French Gimlet, a play on the traditional Gimlet that was starting to find its way back into popularity after being relegated to the dusty back shelves of many folks’ great-grandparents bar.

We’re pretty massive fans of St. Germain here at Cocktails, 365. It’s one of the few liqueurs that we unequivocally encourage people to bite the bullet on its $40 price tag. Just a dash can transform a cocktail into something entirely magical, and wholly different from any cocktail that it may be based off of.

Case in point, how we adjusted the classic Gimlet. Now, to make yourself a regular Gimlet all you need is 2 oz gin and then 1 oz lime cordial. Combine in a shaker, stir well and strain. Now, however, we’re going to add that extra ingredient. The St. Germain.

  • 2 oz Hendrick’s Gin
  • 1 oz lime cordial
  • 1 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir vigorously for at least 30 seconds, then strain into a chilled martini glass.


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