Gin

#11 Gimlet: Scurvy Rx & A Hard-Drinking Private Eye

May 14, 2018

The gimlet (pronounced with a hard ‘g’) is a cocktail typically made of gin, lime juice, and simple syrup. A 1928 description of the drink was: “gin, a spot of lime, and soda”. While originally an English cocktail, as esquire.com points out, the gimlet today has closer connotations to the hard boiled detectives and gangsters of Raymond Chandler novels. In a sense, Chandler’s character, a hard-boiled detective named Marlowe, did for the gimlet what James Bond did for the martini, according to The World’s Best Bartender’s Guide.


Gimlet Recipe:

2 OUNCES GIN

¾ OUNCE LIME JUICE

3/4 OUNCE SIMPLE SYRUP

GARNISH: LIME WHEEL

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass, or over ice into a rocks glass, if you prefer. Garnish with a lime wheel.


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