How to Make a Gimlet

How to Cocktail: Gimlet

What does this classic gin-and-lime cocktail have to do with British sailors and scurvy? Master mixologist and advisory board member Simon Ford explains, and shows you how to make one.


  • 2.5 oz Gin
  • .5 oz Lime juice
  • .5 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • Garnish: Lime wheel
  • Glass: Cocktail or Old Fashioned

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or an Old Fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

(You can substitute 1 oz lime cordial, such as Rose’s Lime Juice, for both the lime juice and simple syrup.)

  1 Comment.


  • matejcek posted 6 months ago

    So, should we believe the Master Mixologist, or your recipe? So many inconsistencies...

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