Tried and tested!

Taylor Swift’s popular new cocktail – ‘The French Blonde’ – has been taking social media by storm lately.

It’s made with grapefruit juice, Lillet Blanc, gin and lemon bitters.

I gave it a go, and I have to say I really like this one. I also just love its pretty pink colour 😍

For a lighter version, try skipping the gin.

You could also try this recipe with your favourite vermouth instead of the Lillet Blanc if you don’t have that on hand.



–60 ml grapefruit juice
–60 ml Lillet Blanc
–30 ml Juniper Green organic gin
–15 ml Gibson’s organic Elderflower Liqueur (from the Cotswolds)
–3 dashes lemon bitters


Add all ingredients to a jar or cocktail shaker along with ice. Shake and strain into your glass of choice. Enjoy!


For this recipe, I used an organic gin from Juniper Green here in the UK, alongside an organic Elderflower liqueur from Gibson’s in the Cotswolds, both available through Vintage Roots.

Note, since 60ml is about 1/4 cup – this, recipe is easy to make using cup measurements too:

–1/4 cup grapefruit juice
–1/4 cup Lillet Blanc
–1/8 cup ml Juniper Green organic gin
–1 tablespoon Gibson’s organic Elderflower Liqueur (from the Cotswolds)