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Gulf Stream Gimlet


The classic cocktail gets a bitter twist.

A 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
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 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 SyrupUse 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.

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