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.