The Lumière

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While attending the recent Grand Opening of Spirit World I purchased a bottle of St. Germain, a French elderflower liqueur that I have always had mixed in cocktails as a complementary spirit to add a bit of sweetness to a cocktail. I hadn’t run across any cocktails that used St. Germain as the base spirit, so I started checking out various St. Germain based cocktails and while doing some research I came across an interesting sounding cocktail on Saveur.com called the Lumière.

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The Lumière was developed in Brooklyn, New York as a movie inspired cocktail at the Nitehawk Cinema, a dinner and drinks movie theater by their director of beverages Jen Marshall. Using gin, St. Germain and green chartreuse, this cocktail has a complex layered flavor profile that is sweet and herbal with a nice warming mouth feel. Fresh lime juice balances the sweetness of the St. Germain and brings a bright tartness that teases the tongue. The green chartreuse and fresh lime gives the drink a lovely light green color that looks luminescent like the drinks name sake.

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While the Lumière is full of flavor, it is almost all spirits so this is a strong cocktail. It also should be served in a coupe as it should be served without ice, with all the cooling and dilution taking place in the mixing glass before serving.

The Lumière

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The Lumière

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • 1 oz St. Germain
  • .75 oz Green Chartreuse
  • .75 oz fresh lime juice
  • A dash of bitters (orange if you have it, but Angostura works pretty well too)

Instructions

  1. Pour all the ingredients in an ice filled mixing glass.
  2. Stir completely and strain into a chilled coupe.
  3. Garnish with a fresh lime wedge.
  4. Enjoy!
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