Gimlet Cocktail (Difford's recipe)

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Lime zest twist (discarded) & lime wedge on rim

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 2/3 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
2/3 fl oz Lime cordial (sweetened lime juice)
1/3 fl oz Rutte Old Simon Genever
1/6 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/6 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/6 fl oz Sugar syrup (65.0°brix, 2 sugar to 1 water rich syrup)
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Review:

The Gimlet is usually stirred but unless you've super strained/clarified your freshly squeezed citrus juice then even if stirred this cocktail won't be perfectly clear. So do as Harry Craddock directs in his 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book and use some elbow grease to shake and invigorate this upper decks cocktail.

History:

This version of the classic Gimlet by yours truly at the Cabinet Room, London, England.

See Gimlet cocktail history and variants

Nutrition:

One serving of Gimlet Cocktail (Difford's recipe) contains 154 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 21.22% alc./vol. (42.44° proof)
  • 20.2 grams of pure alcohol
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