Last Updated on October 6, 2022 by The Noms
A great drink that we have fallen in love with, the Lumiere Cocktail. A classic combination.
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.
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The Lumiere Cocktail Recipe
I hadn’t run across any cocktails that used St. Germain as the base spirit, so I started checking out various St. Germain cocktails and while doing some research I came across an interesting sounding cocktail on Saveur called the Lumiere. The Lumiere is a classic gin cocktail, with the base of gin and lime juice, with green chartreuse and we love it served in this beautiful tulip glass!
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The Lumiere 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.
What Ingredients do you Need for the Lumiere Cocktail?
- Fresh squeezed lime juice
- Orange Bitters
- Green Chartreuse
- St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
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.
Mixing Glass / Tulip Glass (ours is vintage, sorry!) / Bar Spoon / Jigger / Juicer
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La Lumiere Cocktail
While the Lumiere 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. If you want a clear sipping cocktail, that is also pretty strong, but perfect for springtime, try our The Spring is Here!
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Like this recipe? Try these below, too!
Other Chartreuse Cocktails
- The Champs Elysees
- Chartreuse Swizzle – Punch Drink
- Chartreuse Smash – Bon Appetit
- The Last Word – David Lebovitz
- Chartreuse In the Evening – VinePair
Other St Germain Cocktails
- The French Tart
- The Red Hound
- Fruity Elderflower Sangria – Home & Plate
- Blood Orange Elderflower Gin – The Little Epicurean
- St-Germain Cocktail – Liquor.com
The Lumiere - A Gin Cocktail
A great cocktail with sour flavors, floral and herbal all mixing together.
- 1.50 ounces gin
- 1 ounce St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
- .75 ounce green Chartreuse
- .75 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
- A dash of orange bitters
Pour all ingredients in an ice filled mixing glass.
Stir completely and strain into a chilled coupe.
Garnish with a fresh lime wedge.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 316Total Fat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 0.1gSugar: 28.8gProtein: 0.2g
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07/23/20 very smooth and well balanced for flavors. I am impressed. The gin makes elderflower and chartreuse behave well and delight the palate. Not too flowery or herby, sublime with the lime. Delightful on the patio on a summer evening in southern Vermont. Thanks for a delicious recipe.
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