Gimlet - Recipe & Instructions
The Gimlet has its history in the British Royal Navy when rations of lime juice were consumed to help prevent scurvy and were often mixed with rum or gin. The origin of the name is uncertain but it is typically attributed as being named after a small tool called a 'gimlet' that was used for tapping barrels or spirits. The other possible origin is that it is named after Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Gimlette (born in 1857) who allegedly first introduced the concept of mixing gin and lime juice as a scurvy prevention measure on ships.
To make a Gimlet you will need the following equipment:
Which Gins are Best for a Gimlet?
It is always worthwhile experimenting with different gins to find your perfect combination in a Gimlet, but here are 4 options that are great starting points and well worth trying - each with links to our review and affiliate links to buy them via popular retailers or direct from the producer. Let us know your favourites on Instagram or via email.