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Palo Santo Gimlet

This Gimlet riff by Alex Kratena, at his Tayēr + Elementary in East London, is infused with Peruvian palo santo wood. It was inspired by a trip he took to the Amazonian jungle. “We have reworked the concept of the Gimlet, and this way we keep it within the [context of] what is recognized but still with an interesting twist,” he says.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “The World’s Most Important Gimlet.”



  1. Add all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice and stir.

  2. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

  3. *Palo santo cordial: Combine 1/3 oz palo santo extract, 5 cups sugar, 1/4 cup malic acid, 5 tsp citric acid and 5 cups water in a Thermomix and process for 5 minutes at 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Reserve until ready to use. (For those without a Thermomix, add all ingredients into a medium-sized pot and cook gently. Don’t let the mixture simmer or boil-over low heat to dissolve sugar.).