The St. Germain cocktail is an old-time drink invented by Harry Craddock in 1924. Craddock was a bartender at The Savoy Hotel in London, England, and he often made unique drinks for his regular customers and important guests as well as his own personal enjoyment. Craddock published a cocktail recipe book in 1930 entitled, “The Savoy Cocktail Book.” This recipe is based on Craddock’s, though it has been updated just a bit for modern tastes.

Things You'll Need

Fill a cocktail shaker half-full with ice cubes.

Add the fresh grapefruit juice, egg white, vodka and green chartreuse to the cocktail shaker.

Cover the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds.

Strain the contents into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish the drink with a twisted grapefruit peel and serve.


  • If you want to give the drink a bit more fruit flavor, try adding 1 tbsp. of lime juice and 1 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice.