Gimlet Cocktail (Charles H. Baker's 1939 recipe)

Difford's Guide




There are approximately 158 calories in one serving of Gimlet Cocktail (Charles H. Baker's 1939 recipe).

Styles & Flavours


Gimlet Cocktail (Charles H. Baker's 1939 recipe) image

Serve in a

Coupe glass


Lime wedge

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

2 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
1/4 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
1/6 fl oz Lime cordial
3/4 fl oz Chilled water

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Boozy and very subtly flavoured and edging very slightly towards being sweet.


Adapted from recipe first published by Charles H. Baker Jr. in his 1946 Gentleman's Companion.

See our Gimlet cocktail page for more information on the history and variants of this drink.

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