Shake up a Gimlet for a refreshing summer cocktail with a kick
The Gimlet is a classic sweet tart summer refresher with a bit of a kick. It is often heralded as one of the best Gin sours.
Now for the name, the word "gimlet" used in this sense possibly derives from the tool for drilling small holes, a word also used to describe something as sharp or piercing. Thus, the cocktail may have been named for its "penetrating" effects on the drinker, of course you can adjust the quantity of the gin to suit your taste! There are no real rules to the gimlet, so have fun exploring all the possibilities of this captivating cocktail. Another theory is that the drink was named after British Royal Navy Surgeon Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Gimlette KCB (1857-1943), who allegedly introduced this drink as a means of coaxing his messmates to take lime juice as an anti-scurvy medication during long voyages.
The Gimlet is the perfect cooler in hot weather, it’s citrussy flavour is sure to wake up your taste buds and it’s a real pleasure to drink...
80 mls Gin
15 mls lime juice
15 mls Sugar Syrup
If you wish you can replace the lime juice and sugar syrup with Rose’s lime juice cordial.
How to mix
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or an Old Fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.
Garnish with a lime wheel.