Gimlet

By • November 15, 2012 • 7 Comments

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Author Notes: The gimlet is a perfect cocktail with which to begin a relationship with gin. Just add lime juice!Erika Kotite

Serves 1

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3/4 ounces simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Lime (reserve a slice before juicing it, for garnish)
  1. Pour ingredients into shaker filled halfway with ice. Shake or stir until cold and serve in chilled coupe. Garnish with lime wheel.
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7 months ago jme052

IMO a gimlet is made with Rose's Lime and your choice of clear spirits (traditionally gin, but also vodka or my favorite rum). It can be served up or on the rocks.

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over 1 year ago Charley Cvercko

My current favorite gin is a Douglas Fir infused gin made in Washington State. Not spamming so I won't mention the brand, but well worth seeking out. Adds an unexpected chill to any gin drink.

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over 1 year ago Mickey Kelly

This isn't a gimlet. Gimlets don't use fresh lime juice.

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over 1 year ago aziza.richards

i made this a few weeks ago, didn't realize it was a gimlet! i just mixed something up.

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almost 2 years ago samipie

no need for sugar

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almost 2 years ago nratt

Tanqueray Rangpur probably would make a good base for this, as it has a hint of lime built in.

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almost 2 years ago Erika Kotite

Erika is the founder of Toque magazine and is guiding us through classic cocktails from A to Z in the Booze52 series.

thanks for the suggestion!