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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


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

Cocktail Profile

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Cocktail Type:

Gimlet - Gin Cocktail

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Discussion (3)

  • Belinda7 posted 7 months ago

    It's much better using Tito's vodka, fresh lime juice, and a simple syrup made with distilled water (1 cup) and 2/3 cup agave syrup (healthier than sugar). Then, the vodka gimlet is 4 oz. simple syrup, 4 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice, 8 oz. Tito's (or other smooth) vodka and 1 Tbsp. honey. Shake over ice in a shaker, and pour. Yummy!!!

  • 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

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