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Recipe: Gimlet

Nothing goes as well with gin as lime

Gimlet Ingredients

  • 2 fluid ounces gin

  • 2 fluid ounces sweetened lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • cup ice

How to Make Gimlet

  1. Place sugar in a shallow dish; dip rim of chilled glass into sugar so rim is coated.

  2. Scoop ice into a shaker. Pour gin and lime juice over the ice, and shake well. Pour drink into prepared glass.

Gimlet Nutritions

  • Calories: 284 calories

  • Carbohydrate: 28.5 g

  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

  • Fat: 0 g

  • Fiber: 0 g

  • Protein: 0 g

  • SaturatedFat: 0 g

  • ServingSize:

  • Sodium: 4.4 mg

  • Sugar: 28.5 g

  • TransFat:

  • UnsaturatedFat:

Gimlet Reviews

  • This wasnt very good. tasted like limeaid, not a gimlet. Youre supposed to use Roses Lime Juice AND fresh lime, and no sugar. I generally use vodka, too. Oh well.

  • One of my favorite drinks I usually make mine 2:1 gin to Roses Lime (the best sweetened lime juice), and garnish with a lime instead of the sugared rim.

  • One of my favorite cocktails I only used fresh lime juice. I dont think the sweetened would be very good but I like sour flavors.

  • I agree that gin and lime are a great combination The gimlet is one of my favorite cocktails. This one is way too sweet for me, even without the added sugar. I usually use 1 sweetened lime juice and two parts gin. When I have fresh limes on hand, I like to use 2 oz. gin, 1/2 oz. Roses, and 3/4 z. fresh lime juice.

  • Such a retro drink It just makes you feel so sophisticated. I love it

  • My abosolute favorite drink. A classic that you cannot go wrong with.

  • This drink was a hit I used the Roses sweet lime juice and it was perfect I will definately be making this drink more often


  • Use Duffys Lime Juice if you can find it. Best in Gimlets and Margaritas.

  • Mmm mmm, another reviewer said it best - "nothing goes better with gin than lime" amen to that. I used 2:1:1 lime infused gin, unsweetened lime juice, white sugar and gave it good shaking with about a cup of ice in my cocktail shaker. Now I want to go out and buy more gin and lime juice

  • Excellent recipe for the classic & classy GIN gimlet (if you ask for a "gimlet" you will automatically get gin, as it was in the original cocktail). If you want vodka, you have to specifically request a VODKA gimlet. Also, "sweetened lime juice" is, in the bartenders guide, a generic term for the syrupy green bottled lime concoction most well-known as "Roses Lime Juice". I am pretty sure "Dr. John" didnt mean fresh lime juice sweetened to taste. But I could be wrong . . . this is a lovely little cocktail Thanks for reminding me, Dr. J

  • ALMOST right. You definitely dont need the added white sugar if you use sweentend lime juice, unless you like it REALLY sweet like a soft drink. Go with straight lime juice and the white sugar OR the sweetened limes juice (like Roses). Now thats the perfect Gimlet. No need to rim the glass...thats too froufrou and girly. I have a set of shimy aluminum "gimlet glasses" from my parents (and grandparents). I remember my parents and grandparents making a batch of Gimlets and drinking from these glasses. The condensation would form on the outside of the metal and create "sweat beads" in the hot weather.

  • I used sweet and sour mix instead of the lime syrup, as it was handier. no sugar on rim. It was great

  • One of my favorites, but I had an interesting twist on it lately at a restaurant in Spokane, WA last weekend, that had muddled basil in it. It was much sweeter than I make mine, so I tried the variation at home. I usually buy a 5th of gin, pour off about a quarter of it and make gin and tonics, then refill the bottle to the top with half simple syrup and Roses Lime Juice and put it in the freezer. The ratio seems about perfect. Not too sweet, not too lime-y, not too booze-y. This batch Im going to start adding basil to each glass and see how it turns out.

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