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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 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce 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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Topics: Cocktails

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over 1 year 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.


over 2 years 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.


over 2 years ago Mickey Kelly

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


over 2 years ago aziza.richards

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


over 2 years ago samipie

no need for sugar


almost 3 years ago nratt

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


over 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!