Classic Gimlet 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?

Gimlet Cocktail
Gimlet Cocktail

Gimlet ingredients:

  • 60 mls (2 oz) Dry Gin
  • 30 mls (1/2 oz) Orange Liqueur
  • 20 mls (2/3 oz) Lime Juice

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.

ABV = 34%


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