Gimlet

Gimlet - Gin Cocktail

About The Gimlet Cocktail

Who says medicine can’t taste amazing? This essential cocktail was created for sailors as a way to prevent scurvy. It didn’t take long to realize that this preventative drink was also delicious. While scurvy may be of the past, it seems like this tart tipple is here to stay. It doesn’t get much simpler or more refreshing than the classic Gimlet.

Ingredients in the The Gimlet Cocktail

2.5 oz
.5 oz
Lime juice
 
Garnish:

How to make The Gimlet Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice

Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or an Old Fashioned glass filled with fresh ice

Garnish with a lime wheel

(You can substitute 1 oz lime cordial, such as Rose's Lime Juice, for both the lime juice and simple syrup)

Other Information

Watch Liquor.com advisory board member Simon Ford make a proper Gimlet in our How to Cocktail video.

Cocktail Profile


Base Spirit:
Cocktail Type:
Served:
Preparation:
Strength:
Difficulty:

Related Videos


Discussion

  • editor posted 4 years ago

    Rob, you're absolutely right. Though the Gimlet is traditionally made using Rose's, fresh lime juice with a little sugar is a delicious substitute.

  • Rob posted 4 years ago

    I'm disappointed to see this site using the quick and easy way to make this drink,

    Instead of Roses Lime, use a fresh squeezed lime and a teaspoon of powdered sugar... it makes a much more refreshing drink


~ all comments loaded ~
Are you smarter than
your bartender?

Think you know the booze?
Let’s start with some basics.

Across the Web