How to make a Gin Gimlet

If you are looking for a classic cocktail than the gin gimlet is for you. The cocktail is made of a couple of simple ingredients lime juice and gin. Here’s an easy recipe for this refreshing drink that takes only 5 minutes to make!

What is a gimlet?

A gin gimlet a cocktail made of lime juice, gin and simple syrup. It’s sometimes served with a splash of soda water. While it became popular in the 1950’s, its roots can be traced all the way back to the 1039’s.

How to make a gimlet?

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the gin, lime juice and simple syrup. Stir vigorously with a long cocktail spoon until very cold.

Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass, or strain over a rocks glass filled with ice, depending on preference. Garnish with the cucumber wheel and serve immediately.

Gin Gimlet

A 1928 description of the drink was: “gin, a spot of lime, and soda”. The description in the 1953 Raymond Chandler novel The Long Goodbye stated that “a real gimlet is half gin and half Rose’s lime juice and nothing else”.

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • Cucumber wheel or lime wedge for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the gin, lime juice and simple syrup. Stir vigorously with a long cocktail spoon until very cold.
  • Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass, or strain over a rocks glass filled with ice, depending on preference. Garnish with the cucumber wheel and serve immediately.

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