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Day 272, Cocktail 275

Saturday night rolled around with no big plans, so it seemed like a good night for a gin based cocktail.  Besides, after a week of brandy, I was ready for something along the lines of a good martini.  So I started perusing some of the other blogs I’ve come across and realized that the drink I was seeking must be in Daddy-O’s Martinis Blog.  John Apodaca is the erstwhile Daddy-O and specializes in vintage cocktails and cocktails with a vintage twist.  While perusing his blog I came upon this little number that used not only gin but St. Germain as well.

  French Lemon Gimlet

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1-1/2 oz St. Germain
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice

Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice.  Stir to mix and chill.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon peel or lemon slice.

Ok, so I did a certain liberty by replacing the lime juice from the original recipe with lemon juice.  The reason is actually pretty simple.  I had fresh lemons and no fresh limes on hand!  The result is a cocktail that really allows the St. Germain to shine without being overly sweet.  You can the lemon and gin for that.  It must have been good since I ended up making three of them for Gwen!

Cheers!