Classic Gimlet

This balanced cocktail features just the right amount of citrus to create a drink that’s not too sweet and not too sour.

Serves: 2Prep: 5 minutesTotal: 5 minutes

Serves: 2


  • 4 ounces gin or vodka
  • 1 1⁄2 ounces lime juice or 3 oz. lime cordial
  • 1 1⁄2 ounces simple syrup, omit if using lime cordial
  • Lime slices, for garnish


  • In cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine gin, lime juice and simple syrup.
  • Shake vigorously; strain into two cocktail glass. Garnish with lime slices.