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Gimlet Cocktail #2

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Gimlet Cocktail

Gimlet #2
Gimlet Cocktail #2

  • 60ml/ 2 parts Plymouth Gin
  • 30ml/ 1 part Rose's Lime Cordial
  • Lemon twist to garnish

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a lime twist.

A real gimlet is half gin and half Rose's lime juice and nothing else Terry Lennox in Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye
The story of the Gimlet actually goes back to the scurvy days of the Navy. The Merchant Shipping Act of 1867 made it compulsory for all British ships to carry lime juice for the crew. It was Rear-Admiral Thomas Gimlette who is responsible for mixing Gin with lime juice, and hence this classic drink's name.