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Classic Gin Gimlet Cocktail, The Perfect Summer Drink

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My classic gin gimlet cocktail is perfect for entertaining, parties, or summer BBQs. Easy to make a big batch for a party, or just one for a Friday night.

It’s cocktail time! The gin gimlet is my GO-TO drink in the summers.  I serve it every party we have, its my  signature.  Gimlets have a few simple ingredients, but really bring the flavor. Its a sweet and summery drink to enjoy any time of the year.

This Classic Gin Gimlet Cocktail Is:

  • Tart
  • Sweet
  • Tangy
  • Refreshing
  • Delicious
  • Simple to Make
  • Great for batch cocktails for a crowd, or just one

A few days ago I posted my recipe for homemade Rose’s Lime Syrup, one of the ingredients in the gimlet.  You can find Rose’s Lime Cordial Syrup in the grocery or liquor store, but it is SO easy to make your own version.  And better too. The store-bought syrup is loaded with artificial ingredients and corn syrup, and my DIY version has just water, sugar, and lime.

So What’s In This Gin Gimlet?

See the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions!

  • Gin of your choice: I like Bombay, but any gin you prefer will make a darn good cocktail
  • Rose’s Lime Syrup, or my easy DIY version that has 3 simple ingredients
  • Seltzer to top: because I like a little bubbly action in my gimlet
  • Fresh squeezed lime juice to top

How Do I Make a Classic Gin Gimlet Cocktail?

  • Fill a glass to the top with ice
  • Add the gin, lime syrup, and seltzer.  Stir well to combine.
  • Top with fresh-squeezed lime juice or a lime wedge to garnish.  Serve and enjoy!

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Classic Gin Gimlet Recipe

Kelly Jensen
My classic gin gimlet cocktail is perfect for entertaining, parties, or summer BBQs. Easy to make a big batch for a party, or just one for a Friday night.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 drink
Calories 86 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1.5 ounces Rose’s Lime Syrup or make your own lime syrup, recipe below!
  • Seltzer to top
  • Fresh squeezed like to garnish

Instructions
 

  • Fill a glass to the top with ice
  • Add the gin, lime syrup, and seltzer.  Stir well to combine.
  • Top with fresh-squeezed lime juice or a lime wedge to garnish.  Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 86kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 235mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
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