Gin Gimlet Cocktail
Rabbit Hole Distillery
Born from necessity, the gimlet is in a family of cocktails known as "sours." Sailors and pirates alike in the 1800's suffered from scurvy while on long voyages across the open seas. Adding citrus fruits to their spirits seemed to stave off this unsavory condition while making their drinks more potable. Necessity is the mother of invention, and thus - the gimlet and other sours were created.
2 1/2 ounces bourbon barrel aged gin
1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup (simple syrup recipe in notes section below)
Slice of lime (garnish)
Add gin, lime juice and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice and gently shake until very cold.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
Garnish with a lime wheel on rim of glass. Voila! Enjoy immediately.
- 1/2 cup pure (organic) cane sugar
- 1/2 cup of spring water, or Kentucky limestone filtered water
SIMPLE SYRUP DIRECTIONS
- In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water on medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Once cool, transfer to mason jar and place in fridge.