Maple Gimlet

November  7, 2022
3 Ratings
Photo by MJ Kroeger. Prop Stylist: Amanda Widis. Food Stylist: Yossy Arefi.
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • makes 1 cocktail
Author Notes

I love using maple syrup in a cocktail because it does double duty as both a sweetener and a flavoring agent. This wintry riff on a classic gimlet is rounded out by the maple syrup and botanical NOLET’S Silver Gin (think: peach, rose, and raspberry), with just the right whiff of spice from the star anise garnish. —Irene Yoo

Test Kitchen Notes

This recipe is shared in partnership with NOLET’S Gin. —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 2 ounces NOLET’S Silver Gin
  • 1/2 ounce maple syrup
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • Star anise (whole), for garnish (optional)
  1. Add NOLET’S Silver Gin, maple syrup, and lime juice to an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake until cold, about 20 to 30 seconds.
  2. Strain into a coupe glass and float star anise on top. Serve.

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Irene Yoo is chef and creator of Yooeating, a Korean American food channel that explores Korean home cooking, street food, and culinary history. She has developed recipes and penned essays for Food52, Food Network, and Bon Appetit, and previously presented about Korean culinary history at The Korea Society and The Museum of Food and Drink.

2 Reviews

Jenina G. January 31, 2024
This cocktail is excellent. I used Whitley Neill Blackberry gin. It is perfectly balanced - make sure to shake until ice cold for the absolute best imbibing. Cheers!
Pete M. December 13, 2023
That Gimlet recipe is very similar to bee's knees, perhaps my favorite sweet cocktail. I will have to try. Plus cardamom works well with bee's knees, but vodka does not. (I had both at a now closed Seattle restaurant that had phenomenal food and superb invented drinks. Alas this one was a loser.)