Gin Gimlet Cocktail Recipe

November 15, 2012
1 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

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

What You'll Need
  • 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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  • Charley Cvercko
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  • Mickey Kelly
    Mickey Kelly
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  • Erika Kotite
    Erika Kotite
I spend about an equal amount of time behind the laptop and behind the stove. In between preparing and writing about food, I love to hang out with my husband, three children, big shaggy dog and two cats. History is also my thing, especially the Regency period, U.S. Westward expansion and World War II. Favorite drinks: good pinot noirs and classic martinis. Favorite book: Pride & Prejudice. Favorite obsessions: Laura Ingalls Wilder and South Dakota

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.
Erika K. November 27, 2012
thanks for the suggestion!