The Gimlet cocktail is typically made from 2 parts gin and 1 part lime juice. A 1928 description of the drink was: gin, and a spot of lime. The description in the 1953 Raymond Chandler novel The Long Goodbye stated that “a real gimlet is half gin and half Rose’s lime juice and nothing else.

Published: April 6, 2020


  • 60ml gin
  • 20ml lime cordial
  • 1 lime


  1. Pour gin and lime cordial into a mixing glass with plenty of ice cubes.
  2. Stir that mixture well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  4. Wipe the rim of the glass with a wedge of lime. Enjoy