|1 1⁄2 fl oz||Patron Silver tequila|
|1⁄6 fl oz||Del Maguey VIDA mezcal|
|1⁄6 fl oz||Lime cordial|
|1⁄6 fl oz||Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup|
|1⁄6 fl oz||Freshly squeezed lemon juice|
|1⁄6 fl oz||Freshly squeezed lime juice|
Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in blue above.
Tequila and lime are divine, and this riff on the usually gin-based original Gimlet is as good, although very different with the earthiness of the tequila adding an extra dimension which more than compensates for the lack of gin's botanical complexity. As for the name, the second ingredient was originally mezcal de pechuga!
Created in February 2017 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.
See our Gimlet cocktail page for more information on the history and variants of this drink.