The gimlet is a refresh cocktail made of gin and lime juice. It has been appreciated for a long time as one of the best gin cocktail you can find. It was created for sailors as a way to prevent scurvy and they discovered that this drink was also delicious. Lime is the citrus. When this ingredient is paired with a traditional gin, the drink becomes sweet, tart and refreshing. Another option is to use equal parts of fresh lime juice and simple syrup. You can also substitute the gin with vodka for a Vodka Gimlet.
- 2 Oz gin London dry gin
- 5 Oz lime juice
- 5 Oz simple syrup
- 1 lime wheel
- Pour all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
- Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or an old Fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.
- Garnish with a lime wheel.
(You can substitute 1 Oz of the simple lime juice for 1 Oz lime cordial)