French gin & tonics

Last winter Scott and I had a tradition of having cocktails on Fridays. Imaginatively named ‘cocktail fridays’ (we’re super clever like that).

And, man, it feels like winter now, so cocktail Fridays have been reinstated. We made French gin and tonics. Gin and tonic, but with St Germain – an elderflower liquor that I am quite partial too.

They were delicious. And will be added to the cocktail Friday rota of drinks. What about you… do you have a favourite cocktail? We’re always on the look out for new inspiration.

It’s a long weekend here – so happy trails to anyone lucky enough to be getting away!

French GIN & TONIC

makes enough for 2 people

1 part elderflower liquor (we used St Germain)

1 part gin

1/2 part freshly squeezed lime (or just 1/2 a lime)

ice, mint leaves, tonic water


Pour  the elderflower, gin, lime juice, ice and mint leaves into a cocktail shaker. Shake it about like you just don’t care. OK. Maybe care a little, or it will go everywhere.


Pour into desired glasses. Top with tonic water. Sip and look dashing/debonair.



Leave a comment

You have to agree to the comment policy.