Here’s a drink named for a small tool used for boring holes or a British naval physician who saw how lime juice prevented scurvy. The original recipes called for almost equal parts dry gin and sweetened lime juice. Over time the gimlet has become less sweet, almost a summer cooler. Our version adds a splash of soda. We used the 114-proof Navy Strength Gin from Genius Gin in Austin, Texas. You can swap out the gin for vodka.
2 ounces navy strength gin
1/2 ounce Rose’s Lime Juice
Chilled soda water
Pour gin and lime juice into an ice-filled Old-fashioned glass. Add a splash — about an ounce — of soda. Stir and garnish with a lime wedge.
Want to know more? Twist of the gimlet
Tasting notes: Strong and sweet.
Tomorrow: Shaken or stirred?
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