Gimlet Recipe -
Gimlet Recipe
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"Nothing goes as well with gin as lime!"

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  1. Place sugar in a shallow dish; dip rim of chilled glass into sugar so rim is coated.
  2. Scoop ice into a shaker. Pour gin and lime juice over the ice, and shake well. Pour drink into prepared glass.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 05, 2006

One of my favorite drinks! I usually make mine 2:1 gin to Rose's Lime (the best sweetened lime juice), and garnish with a lime instead of the sugared rim.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

This wasn't very good. tasted like limeaid, not a gimlet. You're supposed to use Rose's Lime Juice AND fresh lime, and no sugar. I generally use vodka, too. Oh well.

Dec 10, 2009

One of my favorite cocktails! I only used fresh lime juice. I don't think the sweetened would be very good but I like sour flavors.

Dec 02, 2009

I agree that gin and lime are a great combination! The gimlet is one of my favorite cocktails. This one is way too sweet for me, even without the added sugar. I usually use 1 sweetened lime juice and two parts gin. When I have fresh limes on hand, I like to use 2 oz. gin, 1/2 oz. Rose's, and 3/4 z. fresh lime juice.

Apr 15, 2004

Such a retro drink! It just makes you feel so sophisticated. I love it!

Mar 02, 2010

My abosolute favorite drink. A classic that you cannot go wrong with.

Jan 03, 2009

This drink was a hit! I used the Rose's sweet lime juice and it was perfect! I will definately be making this drink more often!

Apr 26, 2010

Use Duffy's Lime Juice if you can find it. Best in Gimlets and Margaritas.


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