Gimlet Cocktail – Classic Fancy Gin Sour Recipe

This is just a fancy Gin Sour, swapping out the simple syrup for orange liqueur. Apparently this is named after Sir Thomas Desmond Gimlette who was a doctor for the British Royal Navy and sometime in the 1920s thought to mix lime juice with gin as a way to help the “medicinal” gin go down better. Who wants to be sober on a boat?

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Gimlet Cocktail – Classic Fancy Gin Sour Recipe

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Course: DrinksCuisine: British
Servings

1

servings
Calories

253

kcal
ABV

32%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make a classic Gimlet cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 oz Lime Juice

  • 1 oz Orange Liqueur

  • 2 oz Dry Gin

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in the shaker. Add ice to the shaker.
  • Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted.
  • Strain into glass to remove ice shards.

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