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.
Ingredients in the Gimlet Cocktail
- 2.5 oz Gin
- .5 oz Lime juice
- .5 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
Garnish: Lime wheel
Glass: Cocktail or Old Fashioned
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.)
Watch Liquor.com advisory board member Simon Ford make a proper Gimlet in our How to Cocktail video.