The French Blonde
½ measure St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 measure Dry Gin
2 measures Lillet Blanc
2 measures fresh grapefruit juice
3 Dashes Lemon Bitters
- Using an ice filled shaker, shake together all the ingredients for about 30 seconds (or until the shaker is iced).
- Strain it into a Martini glass and garnish with a twist grapefruit peel.
This cocktail is a great way to introduce France to both you and your cocktails; Using 2 of Frances well known spirits/liqueurs, this cocktail oozes class and all the subtlety the French are famous for…
Combining the sweet and fragrant St. Germain and Lillet Blanc with the tartness of the Grapefruit; this cocktail is well balanced and even emits a rather subtle juniper taste on the palate (from the gin).
Try this cocktail out at home and experiment with different grapefruits (I find golden & pink grapefruits work the best, but it’s all down to your palate).