Gimlet

Gimlet Cocktail

Base Spirit: Gin

Type: Classics

Served: Neat/Up

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Strong

Difficulty: Medium

Flavor Profile: Sour, Spirit-forward

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.

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Comments

  1. 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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