Cocktails don’t get much easier or much more refreshing that the Gimlet. The gimlet cocktail was originally conceived as a way to help prevent sailors from getting scurvy. The tart and refreshing taste soon made the gimlet a popular drink and one every bartender/entertainer should have in his or her repertoire.
- 2 1/2 oz Gin
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
Note: Simple syrup is made by combining equal parts sugar and water in a pan and bringing to a boil. Cool liquid down and store in an airtight container for up to a week. You may also choose to purchase simple syrup from your liquor store. You may also substitute one ounce of a lime cordial such as Rose’s lime juice, for the lime juice and simple syrup.
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and fill with ice. Shake and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass or into a Collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with a slice of lime.