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Gin Gimlet Recipe with Lime

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The 1920 classic Gin Gimlet Cocktail With Simple syrup and Fresh lime is assertively refreshing. Retro and Elegant in a Coupe glass.

Gimlet cocktail recipe

London dry gin, simple syrup and lime are all you need. We do offer other ideas for different flavor versions below. Enjoy.

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What’s in a Gimlet?

There are several ways to make a gimlet drink. Some recipes use rosemary and Basil.

One of the original recipes we found uses Roses Lime syrup rather than fresh lime. You can make a vodka Gimlet too. But this recipe is a gin cocktail.

ingredients for Gimlet Cocktail

Gimlet Ingredients:

If you go your own way with the lime Juice and simple syrup you can make many version of this classic gimlet.

Create a basil Gimlet with basil syrup. Cucumber and Rosemary syrups are also great choices is you want to try a cucumber or rosemary gimlet.

Gimlet Garnishes:

The garnish should reflect the character of the drink. We chose a lime wheel since we used fresh lime. a sprig of mint will refresh and enhance any flavor.

  • lime wheel or wedge
  • mint leaves
  • rosemary sprig
  • basil leaf
  • cucumber curl

The Glass:

This classic cocktail reflects it’s elegant and vintage heritage best if shaken and strained into a chilled Coupe or Martini glass.

Gimlet drink

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Gimlet Cocktail
Yield: 1 Gimlet

Gin Gimlet Recipe with Lime

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Classic Gin Gimlet Recipe is made with Dry Gin, fresh lime and Simple Syrup. Classy and assertively refreshing.

Ingredients

  • 2.5 oz. Dry Gin (we used Beefeaters Brand)
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime juice OR (3/4 oz Rose Lime Syrup)
  • lime slice for Garnish

Instructions

Glass:

ChillCoop Glass for 30 minutes (optional)

Making the Gimlet:

  1. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the Gin
  3. Squeeze the fresh lime into the shaker (Or use the Roses Lime)
  4. Shake the cocktail shaker about 30 seconds until it's very cold.
  5. Pour into your chilled glass
  6. Garnish with the lime slice

Notes

Our reader Gail from YouTube suggests Basil simple syrup.

If you go your own way with the lime Juice and simple syrup you can make many version of this classic gimlet. Create a basil Gimlet with basil syrup. Cucumber and Rosemary syrups are also great choices is you want to try a cucumber or rosemary gimlet.

Gimlet Garnishes:

The garnish should reflect the character of the drink. We chose a lime wheel since we used fresh lime. a sprig of mint will refresh and enhance any of these.

  • lime wheel or wedge
  • mint leaves
  • rosemary sprig
  • basil leaf
  • cucumber curl

The Glass:

This classic cocktail reflects it's elegant and vintage heritage best if shaken and strained into a chilled Coupe or Martini glass.

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 210Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 2mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 2gSugar 8gProtein 1g

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The 1920 classic Gin Gimlet Cocktail With Simple syrup and Fresh lime is assertively refreshing. Retro and Elegant in a Coupe glass.
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The 1920 classic Gin Gimlet Cocktail With Simple syrup and Fresh lime is assertively refreshing. Retro and Elegant in a Coupe glass.
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The 1920 classic Gin Gimlet Cocktail With Simple syrup and Fresh lime is assertively refreshing. Retro and Elegant in a Coupe glass.

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