November 15, 2012

Test Kitchen-Approved

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)
In This Recipe


  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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Reviews (7) Questions (0)

7 Reviews

jme052 February 19, 2014
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.
Charley C. April 7, 2013
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.
Mickey K. March 29, 2013
This isn't a gimlet. Gimlets don't use fresh lime juice.
aziza.richards December 20, 2012
i made this a few weeks ago, didn't realize it was a gimlet! i just mixed something up.
samipie December 16, 2012
no need for sugar
nratt November 18, 2012
Tanqueray Rangpur probably would make a good base for this, as it has a hint of lime built in.
Author Comment
Erika K. November 27, 2012
thanks for the suggestion!