The Gimlet


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


  1. Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
  2. Shake, and strain into a chilled martini glass.
  3. Garnish with a twist of lime.