Thirsty Thursday: What’s a Gimlet?

This Thirsty Thursday, mix up your cocktail game with a drink that may not be too familiar: a Gimlet!

What’s a Gimlet?

A gimlet is a historic cocktail dating back to the 1920′s made of one part gin, one part lime juice. It’s name is derived from a tool used to drill holes, and given the potency of the cocktail, it is said to have a “penetrating” effect on the consumer. A gimlet can also be made with vodka, if that’s more your poison of choice.

 

Our Gimlet recipe (makes 1):

ice

4 ounces gin

2 tablespoons sweetened lime juice, such as Rose’s

1 lime wheel, for garnishing

In cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake gin and lime juice for about 1 minute. Pour into martini glass. Garnish with lime.

 

 

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