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The Gimlet Cocktail Recipe

Updated: Oct 18, 2022

The Gimlet was first originated by an 18th-century naval officer and the surgeon called Sir Thomas Desmond Gimlette out of necessity and as a remedy for sailors to prevent them from developing the vitamin C deficiency of scurvy. The Royal Navy legislated a certain quantity of gin be on board every vessel and rations of gin were given to fortify in combination with lime cordial to “immunize”.

The Gimlet Cocktail Recipe


  • 2 ½ oz of gin

  • ½ oz of lime juice, freshly squeezed

  • ½ oz of simple syrup

  • Lime wheel as a garnish


Add the gin, lime juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or a lowball glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.


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