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The Gimlet is a mix of gin and lime juice, and it’s both refreshing and zesty. People love it because it’s easy to make and always hits the spot, whether you’re hanging out with friends or just chilling after a long day.

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gin gimlet cocktails


Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gimlet
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
The Gimlet is a classic cocktail that everyone should try. It's made with gin, lime juice, and simple syrup, although some recipes call for lime cordial.


  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 1/2 ounces gin
  • Optional 1 lime wheel


  • Combine the simple syrup, lime juice, and gin together with the desired amount of ice and shake until thoroughly mixed and chilled
  • Strain combined ingredients into a chilled coupe or martini cocktail glass
  • (Optional) Garnish with a lime wheel
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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