The Gimlet was originally created as medicine for sailors to prevent Scurvy.  So who says medicine can’t be tasty?  Scurvy is gone but this gin drink is here to stay.






  • 2.5 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup – 1 part sugar, 1 part water

How to prepare The Gimlet Cocktail:

Pour the ingredients into a shaker and fill it up with ice.  Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass.   If you prefer Old Fashioned glass, you can strain it into that and fresh ice.  Serve the drink with lime wheel as garnish.

Recipe by Simon Ford