With just two ingredients, the refreshing Gin Gimlet will be ready for enjoyment in a matter of minutes. One of the greats when it comes to gin cocktails, this classic is made with lime juice and gin and is both botanical and balanced.
The roots of the Gin Gimlet go way back. All the way back to the 1800s! There are two stories relating to the origin, one referencing a surgeon in the British navy named Admiral Sir Thomas Gimlette who made a concoction to treat or prevent scurvy with lime juice more appetizing by adding gin. The other refers to a small tool used to drill holes in wood on the ship. If you prefer vodka in your Gimlet, try this Vodka Gimlet recipe!
Gin Gimlet Recipe
Since there are just a few ingredients, the flavor of the gin will really shine making the quality very important. Simply combine your good quality gin, lime juice and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake until well chilled and strain into a glass. Top it off with a lime and you are ready to enjoy!
How to Make a Gin Gimlet
You can whip up a delightful Gin Gimlet in a matter of minutes!
- Add gin, lime juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice
- Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass
- Garnish with a lime and enjoy
How to Serve
Serving a Gin Gimlet in a cocktail glass or any small tumbler will work just fine to make this delightful drink at home. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker (well worth the cabinet space!), try using a mason jar with the lid. Use a strainer to pour the cocktail into a glass while keeping the ice separate.
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- 3 oz gin
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine gin, lime juice, and simple syrup.
- Shake, and strain into a cocktail glass.
- Garnish and enjoy
How much simple syrup to be added
Nathan Longley says
1 ounce! Thanks for pointing that out!