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Gimlet Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 fluid ounces gin
  • 1 fluid ounce lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 lime wheel

Glass

Gimlet Cocktail Glass

Preparation instructions:

  1. Combine gin, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Original recipe makes 1 serving

History of the Gimlet Cocktail

Even though there is absolutely no proof to support the story that the Gimlet cocktail was created by a naval officer, there was a Doctor Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Desmond Gimlette (1857-1943) in the Royal Navy, when cocktail drinks started to become popular. Obviously there's absolutely nothing to state he definitely did not develop the gimlet, and a naval medical officer could, obviously have access to gin and lime juice.