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The Gimlet

Gin Gimlet

A classic gin cocktail which has a light green colour to it, the gimlet cocktail recipe is very easy and takes minutes to make, it’s a strong cocktail and certainly has a kick, so those who prefer fruity long drinks may want to avoid this one, however it’s certainly a classic for a reason. Enjoy it slowing, sipping and savouring the flavours, a great choice in the summer.

There simplest classic form of this drink is equal parts gin to lime cordial or juice, however there have been variations with this and depending on your own taste you may want to experiment with the ratios as well as using juice over cordial, a popular ratio is to make a drink with 50ml of your favourite gin mixed with 10ml of lime cordial.
Ingredients (serves 1)


  • 75ml of Gin
  • 15ml of Lime Juice
  • 15ml of Simple Sugar Syrup (2 parts water to 1 part sugar, combine in a saucepan on a low heat until sugar dissolves fully)
  • Twist of Lime


  • Get your cocktail glass (ideally chilled)
  • Combine all ingredients (except lime twists) into a shaker filled with ice
  • Shake thoroughly until you’ve brought the temperature right down so it’s very cold
  • Pour into your glass and garnish with the lime twists