The Classic Gimlet Cocktail

  • PrepTime: 3 Mins
  • CookTime: 0 Mins
  • TotalTime: 3 Mins


  1. 2 ounces gin
  2. 3/4 ounces lime cordial
  3. Garnish: lime wedge


  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge.
  6. Enjoy!


  1. The unique sweetness of Rose's Lime Juice is typically used in this cocktail instead of fresh-squeezed juice. This is uncommon because we often preach that fresh ingredients make a better drink. In this case, a sweetened lime juice is preferred because the drink is simply too tart with straight lime.
  2. When you're ready to drink, it's really nice to wipe the rim with the lime wedge, gently squeeze it over the drink, then drop it in.
  3. If you have the time and desire to go fresh, a superior gimlet can be crafted by making your own lime cordial.
  4. Another option is to pour equal parts of fresh lime juice and simple syrup.
  5. You can also substitute the gin with vodka for a vodka gimlet.