The origins of this delicious cocktail are far from sexy – deadly disease prevention never is!
The Gimlet was invented by 19th Century ship surgeons as a way to administer Vitamin C to sailors as a way to prevent scurvy. (If you want to cheat swap the Lime with Rose’s Lime Cordial)
- 2.5 oz. London dry gin
- 1 tsp. superfine sugar (or sugar syrup)
- 1/2 oz. lime juice
- Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
- Shake, and strain into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish with a twist of lime.