Gimlet Cocktail (Difford's recipe)

Difford's Guide
User Rating

Ingredients

Barware

Coupe glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 146 calories in one serving of Gimlet Cocktail (Difford's recipe).

Styles & Flavours

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Bartender

Gimlet Cocktail (Difford's recipe) image

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
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 Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
Loading...



Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in red above.

Our comment:

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 (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.

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

Join the Discussion


... comment(s) for Gimlet Cocktail (Difford's recipe)

You must log in to your account to make a comment.

Report comment

You must be logged in to submit a rating

Click here to login