Classic Gin Gimlet

Classic Gin Gimlet

Ingredients

  • 75ml gin
  • 15ml lime juice
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • lime zest, to garnish

Originally created for sailors as a way to prevent scurvy, this refreshing classic cocktail is just what the doctor ordered. Serves 1

  1. Add all ingredients to shaker filled with ice

    Sugar Syrup

    Sugar Syrup

    1. The basic rule for making sugar syrup is to use equal parts sugar and water; so for every cup of water add a cup of sugar. Start with that ratio and, if you want it more or less sweet, adjust the next time you make it. Bring the water to the boil, then dissolve the sugar in the water, stirring constantly.
    2. Once dissolved remove from the heat. The longer the water boils, the thicker the syrup will be – and you don't want toffee. You're after a thickened but still liquid texture and remember it will thicken further as it cools.
    3. Once cooled completely, store in a screw-top jar. Your syrup will keep in the fridge for several months, but if you need it to last longer, add a splash of vodka.
    4. For a fuss-free natural alternative try agave syrup.
  2. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass filled with ice
  3. Garnish with lime zest

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