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Gimlet Cocktail Recipe

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Gimlet Cocktail


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A personal favorite amongst the classic cocktail list, the Gimlet has long been appreciated one of the best gin sours you will find. The difference is that lime is the citrus of choice here and when that is paired with a traditional gin like a premium London Dry, the drink is sweet, tart, and refreshing.

The unique sweetness of Rose's Lime Juice is commonly used over fresh squeezed juice, an uncommon factor as we often hear that fresh is always better in any drink. However, a superior (fresher) Gimlet can be formed by making your own lime cordial. Another option is to use equal parts of fresh lime juice and simple syrup.

I also like to wipe the rim with a lime wedge, gently squeeze it over the drink and drop it in. You can also substitute the gin with vodka for a Vodka Gimlet.

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Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 3/4 ounces Rose's Lime Juice or other lime cordial


  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
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as the weather warms up......, Member ginmarsni

ginmarsni says.....now that it's officially Spring, I'm looking forward to warmer weather so I can change from my usual Beefeater Martini to a Beefeater Gimlet and I top off mine with three drops of an orange liquor.....

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