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The Gimlet

The Gin Gimlet, a classic gin cocktail with citrus and sugars. Designed to ward of scurvy, it's a lovely shaken gin libation with a touch of tart and sweet. If you absolutely love mouth pucking tartness, leave the sugars out of it.


  • 2 parts Gin
  • 3/4 part Fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 part Simple syrup


  • Add ice to your favorite shaker.
  • Lovingly, add your gin, lime juice, and simple syrup.
    Substitute Rose's lime for fresh lime and simple syrup if you want to save a few things to wash.
  • Now shake the hell out of it. Generally speaking, shake all cocktails that have citrus. There are exceptions, this is not one of them.
  • Strain into a martini glass or coupe (scandalous!) glass of your choice.
  • Add a garnish of your choosing if you dare. The traditional garnish is a lime wedge.
    Go for subtle flavor and add a cucumber, go for color and add raspberries, go for camp and add an umbrella.