Gulf Stream Gimlet - Imbibe Magazine Subscribe + Save

Gulf Stream Gimlet

Gimlet

Gulf Stream GimletA generous dose of bitters bolsters this version of the Bennett cocktail, which is itself a twist on the classic Gimlet.

2 oz. London dry gin
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
¼ oz. lime syrup
1 tsp. superfine sugar (also sold as caster or baker’s sugar)
1 tsp. Angostura bitters
Tools: shaker, barspoon, strainer
Glass: cocktail
Garnish: lime twist

Combine all of the ingredients in a shaker and stir to dissolve sugar, then shake with ice until chilled. Strain into a chilled glass, then twist a piece of lime peel over the drink and discard.

Lime Syrup: Use a microplane or fine grater to zest 4 limes. In a blender, mix the zest with 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of boiling water, and purée (alternately, purée in a mixing bowl using an immersion blender). Pour the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer, and keep refrigerated for up to 6 months.

Miles Macquarrie, Watchman’s and Kimball House, Atlanta


Did you enjoy this recipe? Sign up for our newsletter and get weekly recipes and articles in your inbox.

Enjoy This Article?

Sign up for our newsletter and get biweekly recipes and articles delivered to your inbox.

Send this to a friend