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Gimlet Recipe

A simple and delicious classic.

The classic Gimlet recipe is known for its use of a key ingredient: Rose’s lime juice. The recipe is designed with this bottled lime juice in mind, and it’s one of the rare instances where the bottled stuff trumps fresh juice. Still, plenty of bartenders opt for fresh lime and simple syrup or even a homemade lime cordial combining lime juice and peel, sugar, water, and citric acid


  • 2 oz. gin
  • ¾ oz. Rose's lime juice
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:cocktail
  • Garnish:lime wheel


Combine the gin and lime juice with ice in a shaker and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish.

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