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The Lumière – A Chartreuse Cocktail

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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.


Lumier cocktail, a yellow cocktail in tulip glass, bottles, jigger and juicer behind


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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!


The Lumiere classic cocktail in a tall coupe with amixing glass and bar spoon, jigger and juicer in the background.

Angostura Bitters


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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.




The Lumiere Cocktail, yellow cocktail in tuliip glass. Silver jigger, glass mixing glass, green glass juicer and gin and green chartreuse bottles behind on wooden table


What Ingredients do you Need for the Lumiere Cocktail?

  • Fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Gin
  • 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.


The Lumiere classic cocktail in a tall coupe with amixing glass and bar spoon, jigger and juicer in the background. With a bottle of green chartreuse and a bottle of gin.

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!


Lumiere cocktail in tulip glass with bottles behind and mxiing glass




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The Lumiere Cocktail, yellow cocktail in tulip glass with bottles, jigger, mixing glass and juicer behind
Yield: 1

The Lumiere - A Gin Cocktail

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

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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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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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The Lumiere Cocktail, yellow cocktail in tulip glass, mixing glass, jigger and green juicer behind


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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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