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  • captbobalou posted 3 months ago


    A gimlet has to be made with lime cordial or Rose's Lime. Otherwise it's a Gin Rickey. I've had varying levels of success with gin/vodka blends, but now make mine with gin only. Really like Gordons with it. Sweeter and more juniper gins don't quite cut it. Also, have pleased crowds with adding a little vermouth and a dash of salt to leaven the high end notes.

    BTW: Did an experiment making my own lime cordial vs Roses and found perhaps 1% difference in flavor, but one lost afternoon. It's all about proportions of gin/ice/lime cordial.

  • pouringpro posted 6 months ago

    Nicely put together video, BUT, I am a firm believer that a sliced fruit garnish belongs "On a drink, Never in it." Also, handling a stem glass by the bowl puts germs and fingerprints on the glass.

  • ginmarsni posted 7 months ago

    (ginmarsni says)....A Gimlet is my favorite warm weather drink with Beefeater gin.....I use Roses Lime Juice (1/2 oz), one ounce fresh squeezed lime juice, 3 oz of Beefeater all shaken quite heartily and strained into a "martini" glass with the piece de resistance, three drops of Cointrau atop the drink......

  • Belinda7 posted 2 years ago

    It's much better using Tito's vodka, fresh lime juice, and a simple syrup made with distilled water (1 cup) and 2/3 cup agave syrup (healthier than sugar). Then, the vodka gimlet is 4 oz. simple syrup, 4 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice, 8 oz. Tito's (or other smooth) vodka and 1 Tbsp. honey. Shake over ice in a shaker, and pour. Yummy!!!

  • editor posted 6 years ago

    Rob, you're absolutely right. Though the Gimlet is traditionally made using Rose's, fresh lime juice with a little sugar is a delicious substitute.

  • Rob posted 6 years ago

    I'm disappointed to see this site using the quick and easy way to make this drink,

    Instead of Roses Lime, use a fresh squeezed lime and a teaspoon of powdered sugar... it makes a much more refreshing drink

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