If you’re a fan of gin and tonics, shake things up by adding a splash of elderflower liqueur and savor every sip of your St. Germain Gin and Tonic Cocktail! I served these on the 4th of July and they were a HUGE hit!
St. Germain Gin and Tonic Cocktail
Are you familiar with St. Germain? Made with fresh, hand-picked elderflower blossoms, it’s an artisan French liqueur sold in a stunning art deco bottle. A few years ago, I stocked my liquor cabinet with this versatile spirit to make some festive Pear Cosmopolitans for my book club. This Elderflower Sangria also caught my attention. Sweet and floral, it’s a lovely compliment to both the gin and lime in a gin and tonic. Plus it turns a commonplace cocktail into something extraordinary!
Have you made a St. Germain cocktail? Let me know your favorites!!
Tips for Making a St. Germain Gin and Tonic
If you like the classic gin and tonic, try this twist and you may never go back!! Here are a few tips for making this easy cocktail.
- I made this St. Germain Gin and Tonic Cocktail with a 1:2 ratio of gin to tonic. If you prefer, you can use a 1:1 ratio.
- I like my gin and tonics with lime, but you can also use lemon or even orange in place of the lime.
- Serve this cocktail “on the rocks,” meaning fill the glass with ice, then pour over the gin, St. Germain and tonic water. A squeeze of lime is added before the ice.
- Use your favorite gin. I used Bombay Sapphire as it was one of my dad’s favorites. Cheap gin doesn’t belong in this cocktail!
More Saint Germain Cocktails You’ll Love:
- St Germain Margarita from Well Plated — Up your margarita game with this elderflower blossom liqueur
- St Germain Sparkler from Real Housemoms — SO easy to make and perfect for brunch or a cocktail party
- Blood Orange Mimosa with St Germain from A Farmgirl’s Dabbles — the gorgeous color is a bonus!
- Plus, I love this Lillet French Aperitif, this French 75, and this Classic Kir Royale. Check out all my Classic Cocktail Recipes, too.
You May Need These to Make a St. Germain Gin and Tonic:
- Stainless Steel Lemon Squeezer with Silicone Handles
- The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cocktails
- Stainless Steel Mixing Spoon
- 1 wedge of lime (or lemon)
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 1 ounce St. Germain (elderflower liqueur)
- 3 ounces tonic water
- 1 slice or a few thin lime wedges to garnish, optional
- Squeeze the lime wedge into a "rocks" glass (short, wide glass). Fill glass with ice.
- Add gin, St. Germain and stir. Add tonic water and stir. Garnish with a slice of lime or add 2 or three lime wedges to the glass. Cheers!
I made this cocktail with a 1:2 ratio of gin to tonic. If you prefer, you can use a 1:1 ratio.
I like my gin and tonics with lime, but you can also use lemon or even orange in place of the lime.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 14mg Carbohydrates: 22g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 10g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g