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The French Gimlet

July 29, 2017 (Last Updated: April 12, 2020)

The French Gimlet is refreshingly elegant, delightfully floral with lime citrus, and perfect for a lovely cocktail party signature.

A cocktail with a gold rim, garnished with hydrangea flowers on a black table.

This cocktail is my go-to for dinner and cocktail parties at any time of year, and for any occasion. I’ll often pre-mix at least 1 or 2 glass bottles of it before cocktail parties so all I have to do is pour, shake, garnish and serve.

Make sure to frost your glasses and shake this one nice and hard. It’s best served extra frosty.

A closeup of hydrangea flowers on the edge of a cocktail glass.

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The French Gimlet

The French Gimlet is a perfect cocktail party signature cocktail.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: French
Keyword: gin
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Calories: 237kcal


  • 2 ounces gin

  • 1 ounce St. Germain
  • 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice


  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add your ingredients.

  • Shake vigorously and pour. Garnish with something lovely.


Serving: 1Cocktail | Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin C: 4.3mg

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