Adventures in Mixology: The Gimlet

This English mix of gin and lime juice was enjoyed by detective Phillip Marlowe in Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye. “The bartender set the drink in front of me. With the lime juice it has a sort of pale greenish yellowish misty look. I tasted it. It was both sweet and sharp at the same time.” Although the traditional recipe calls for gin, some modern drinkers prefer vodka in their Gimlets.

  • 1 and 1/2  ounces Gin (or Vodka)
  • 1 and 1/2 ounces Lime Juice (Typically Rose’s Lime Juice)

Shake the ingredients well in a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, then strain into a chilled Martini glass.


About Michael Darling
Collector of the interesting and absurd.

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