Gimlet Recipe

gimlet cocktail recipeMost recipes for the Gimlet call for Rose’s lime cordial, as opposed to fresh lime juice.  While I tend to use fresh juices and generally believe fresh juice is always better than artificially sweetened cordial, the addition of Rose’s does make a fairly decent cocktail.

But, a staunch opponent of scurvy, my preferred recipe stubbornly uses fresh lime juice, making up for the lack of Rose’s sweetness with some simple syrup.


2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime.

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1 Comment

  1. Wayne · July 8, 2011

    I gave the gimlet a try and it was very good. The simple syrup makes it a tastey drink and it packs a punch.

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