The gimlet is a classic cocktail that is very easy to make. This refreshing drink is a sweet and tart blend of gin, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup.

Gimlet Cocktail on black and green background

While a traditional Gimlet is often made with gin, it is also not uncommon to substitute the gin for vodka depending on your preference.

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Gimlet Cocktail

Gimlet Cocktail

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The gimlet is a classic cocktail that is very easy to make. This refreshing drink is a sweet and tart blend of gin, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin or vodka
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add the gin (or vodka), lime juice and simple syrup to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lime wheel.

Notes

If desired, replace the lime juice and simple syrup with Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice (1/2 ounce or more to taste).