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Classic gin-based Gimlets

Words by Simon Difford

Classically the Gimlet is a simple 50-50 mix of gin and lime cordial but the rise in vodka's popularity during the 1990s and early noughties saw vodka frequently used in place of gin to make a Gimlet. As gin has recently regained ground on vodka so it has reclaimed its rightful place in the Gimlet.

Modern, drier palates have also caused the proportion of lime cordial used in a Gimlet to dwindle and be partly replaced by fresh citrus juice, as in my Gimlet recipe.

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