This fantastic Frenchie cocktail recipe is so delicious. Not only because it contains refreshing citrus juice, but because the balance of gin and St. Germain liqueur makes it perfect!
This fantastic Frenchie cocktail is new for me.
My first thought when I sipped it was, “Where have you been all my life?”
Then I remembered that I couldn’t have had this Frenchie cocktail sooner because it’s only recently that I’ve discovered St. Germain liqueur. The Châtelaine cocktail is another recipe that uses this delicious elderberry cordial! If you’ve used St. Germain before, what do you usually make with it? I’d love to know, so leave me a comment.
I’ve read online that this delicious cocktail was named The Frenchie by someone in England because it calls for elderberry liqueur. Who knows if it’s true? I certainly don’t. Maybe because French equals flowery equals sweet equals elderberry liqueur? Or maybe because St. Germain was French?
Maybe. So what do you think? And if you know why it’s named the Frenchie cocktail, do tell!
On to the recipe.
The Ingredients for the Fantastic Frenchie Cocktail and the Mixing
Only three ingredients for this lovely cocktail. We have gin, St. Germain and ruby red grapefruit juice. Look at that! It’s so easy.
I start by filling my cocktail shaker halfway with ice. I add 2 ounces of gin, .75 ounce St. Germain liqueur and 3 ounces of grapefruit juice.
I cap that shaker and shake it at least 20 times! Then I pour the contents into my Collins glass and garnish it with a quarter of a wheel of ruby red grapefruit. I peel the other quarter and stick it in the drink.
Finally, let’s look at the vertical as I love those shots.
So, I hope you enjoyed this recipe! I certainly enjoyed drinking it. Even more, Christopher was sad that I hadn’t saved any in the fridge for him.
Of course, leave me a comment to tell me what you think. Also, tell me what your favorite cocktail is because I love knowing! It also gives me recipe ideas.
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This cocktail is so delicious you will want this Frenchie drink regularly!
- 2 ounces gin, I used Bombay Sapphire
- .75 ounce St. Germain liqueur
- 3 ounces ruby red grapefruit juice
Tools, Garnish and Glassware
- Cocktail shaker
- 1/2 a wheel of ruby read grapefruit, cut in half, one on the side of the glass and peel the other piece to put in the cocktail
- Tom collins glass or highball glass
- Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice
- Add gin, St. Germain and grapefruit juice
- Cap shaker and shake at least 20 times
- Pour contents in glass and add ice if needed
- Place grapefruit slice on the side of the glass and place the chunk of grapefruit in the cocktail
- Smack lips together
If you can’t have grapefruit juice, I bet this would be good with orange juice too!
- Serving Size: 6 ounces
- Calories: 229