French Blond Cocktail

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The French Blond is made with grapefruit, gin, Lillet and St-Germain. Rumored to be Taylor Swift’s favorite cocktail, it’s citrusy and floral. Recipe yields 1 cocktail; you can double the ingredients and shake 2 at once in a large cocktail shaker.

French blond cocktail recipe



  1. Chill your coupe glass by filling it to the brim with ice and water. Set your glass aside.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the Lillet, grapefruit juice, gin, St-Germain and lemon juice. Securely fasten the lid and shake the mixture for about 20 seconds, or until the outside of the shaker is absolutely ice cold.
  3. Discard the ice water in your glass and gently shake out any stubborn water droplets. Strain the mixture into your prepared glass. Gently twist the lemon peel over the drink to release the oils, then lightly draw it over the rim of the glass before dropping it in. Enjoy.


Recipe roughly adapted from Saveur.