The gimlet is as simple as it is refreshing. Shake up gin with fresh lime juice and simple syrup to make this classic cocktail.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cocktail
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine gin, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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  • Garnish with a lime wheel.

Nutrition Facts

133 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 7g; sodium 9.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2012
If you like gin and you like lime, you will love this! I made this for the Western Region Faceless Frenzy, July 2012. My gin loving friends were more than happy to help with this! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2014
I use Rose's sweetened lime juice. Simple syrup and fresh lime juice make this an average drink. I prefer Vodka over Gin. A vodka Gimlet is a delicious lime tasting drink. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2014
I use Rose's sweetened lime juice. Simple syrup and fresh lime juice make this an average drink. I prefer Vodka over Gin. A vodka Gimlet is a delicious lime tasting drink. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2012
If you like gin and you like lime, you will love this! I made this for the Western Region Faceless Frenzy, July 2012. My gin loving friends were more than happy to help with this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2018
I love gin and I love lime. I notice that the video called for 1 tablespoon simple syrup instead of 1 teas. I ended up using 2 tablespoons. Don't use Rose's, it has high fructose corn syrup. Yuk! Making your own simple syrup is easy, just 1:1 sugar and water, bring to a boil then pour into a bottle. It lasts for a long time. My husband prefers vodka. I didn't think it was as tasty a drink with vodka. This is nice for hot summer evenings! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2014
I loved it however I used Rose's sweetened lime juice. I'm thinking straight lime juice would lock my dang jaws!?? Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/04/2018
I made this for a 50s themed party with friends as that was a common drink at that time. I used Tanquary Gin lemon juice and simple syrup (leftover from preserving peaches) plus a slice of lime. It was tart a little too tart for me but some guests liked the tartness. If I was to make it again I would sweeten it up a bit. Read More