The French Blonde

The French Blonde CocktailThe French Blonde Cocktail is made with Lillet, an aperitif blend of Bordeaux wines and citrus liqueur. The St. George Botanivore Gin provides herbal undertones, and the elderflower liqueur wonderful, floral notes. The grapefruit adds a sweet-tart balance.

A classic cocktail with a retro name—it reminds us of spring in Paris.

The French Blonde
Yields one cocktail

1⁄2 ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur
1 ounce St. George Botanivore Gin
2 ounces Lillet Blanc
2 ounces fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
3 dashes lemon bitters (or to taste)

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and add the St. Germain, gin, Lillet, grapefruit juice and bitters. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Strain into a martini glass.

Garnish with a grapefruit and or lemon twist. (optional)

Note: a large grapefruit provides about 4 ounces of juice, perfect for two cocktails!

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