Gimlet Cocktail (Difford's recipe)

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Ingredients

Barware

Coupe glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 141 calories in one serving of Gimlet Cocktail (Difford's recipe).

Styles & Flavours

Bartender

Gimlet Cocktail (Difford's recipe) image

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Express 3 lime zests into glass and discard before pouring drink. Lime wedge on rim.

How to make:

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

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Rutte Dry Gin
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Rutte Old Simon Genever
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Freshly squeezed lemon juice
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Freshly squeezed lime juice
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Rose's lime cordial
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Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup

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.

About:

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.

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