Gimlet served in a cocktail glass

Gimlet cocktail

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • plus 15 mins if making syrup
  • Easy
  • (easily doubled)

Make a classic gimlet, combining gin and lime syrup, stirred to the perfect dilution with lots of ice. A refreshing cocktail to enjoy with friends

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal294
fat0g
saturates0g
carbs40g
sugars40g
fibre0g
protein0g
salt0.01g
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Ingredients

  • 50ml homemade lime syrup (see recipe, below) or lime cordial
  • ice
  • 50ml London dry gin
  • slice of lime and an edible flower, to garnish (optional)

For the homemade lime syrup

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put a martini or coupe glass in the fridge to chill.

  • STEP 2

    Pour 50ml of the lime syrup (see recipe, below) or cordial into a jug or tall glass and add a few ice cubes and the gin. Stir until the outside of the container feels very cold.

  • STEP 3

    Strain the mixture into your chilled glass and garnish with a slice of lime and an edible flower.

  • STEP 4

    For the homemade lime syrup, put the lime zest into a saucepan. Squeeze the juice from both limes into a measuring jug – stop when you get to about 60ml, then top it up with water so you have 100ml of liquid in total. Pour this into your pan with the caster sugar. Heat very gently, stirring occasionally just until the sugar has dissolved, but don’t let it boil. Strain the mixture into a heatproof jug and leave to cool. Makes 280-300ml. Lasts up to two weeks.

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