Gimlet cocktail how to make this elegant combination

Gimlet cocktail how to make this elegant combination. The Gimlet is a cocktail that despite its simplicity has a lot of history behind it, it became famous in the novel “The Long Goodbye” by Raymond Chandler (1935), where he stated that:

A true gimlet is half gin and half Rose’s lime juice and nothing else.

The ”Rose’s” is a fruit juice based on a lime concentrate created by Lauchlan Rose and patented in (1867). Another description of the cocktail says that each one adjusts it a little to their taste with gin, a dash of lime and soda.

Beyond all the ways in which we can take this combination, what is clear is that it has been passed down from generation to generation due to its flavor and its simple preparation. Supposedly it was a doctor who introduced this drink to treat scurvy, a disease that affected sailors on their long voyages, thanks to the properties provided by citrus fruits and specifically lime. The other story says that they called it Gimlet in honor of a tool that drilled making small holes, due to the power that said flavor generated when entering the mouth due to the combination of its ingredients.

recipe information

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • total time: 10 minutes
    • rations: 1
    • Category: drinks
    • type of cuisine: international
    • calories: 200 kcal per glass

Gimlet ingredients for 1 person

    • 180 ml gin, a little to taste
    • 15ml fresh lime juice
    • 30 ml of sugar syrup
    • Lime slice to garnish

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How to do the Gimlet

Add ice to the shaker.

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Add the gin.

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Add the lime juice.

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Add the sugar syrup and shake vigorously.

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Using the strainer, pour the mixture into a previously chilled margarita glass.

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Finally, impregnate the edge of the glass with the lime slice, and decorate with it.

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Easy preparation summary

    1. Pour the ice into the shaker
    1. Add the gin, lime juice and sugar syrup
    1. Pour into a previously chilled glass
    1. Garnish with a slice of lime