Serve inNick & Nora glass
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
|1 2/3 fl oz||Patrón Silver blanco tequila|
|1/3 fl oz||Del Maguey VIDA mezcal|
|1/3 fl oz||Lime cordial (sweetened lime juice)|
|1/6 fl oz||Sugar syrup (65.0°brix, 2 sugar to 1 water rich syrup)|
|1/6 fl oz||Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)|
|1/6 fl oz||Lime juice (freshly squeezed)|
This tequila riff on the usually gin-based original Gimlet harnesses the earthiness of the tequila to add an extra dimension which more than compensates for the lack of gin's botanical complexity. As for the name, I originally used mezcal de pechuga as the second ingredient. ('Giblets' is a culinary term for the edible offal of a fowl (heart etc) and pechuga mezcals are distilled with a chicken or turkey breast in the still. 'Pechuga' is Spanish for poultry breast.)
Created in February 2017 by yours truly at the Cabinet Room in London, England.
Gimlet cocktail history