Wikipedia). Thus, the gimlet was created. By the way, this is also the origin of the term "limey."
Traditionally, a gimlet is made with Rose's lime juice, which unfortunately contains high fructose corn syrup. I thought I'd try a fresh version of the drink. My hubby found a recipe in one of our bar tending books that sounded fabulous. I love gin and I've had gimlets before, but never with fresh lime juice. It's very tart, but delicious. We had a neighbor friend over for dinner and I served these. We all agreed it would be good in the summer. A very refreshing drink. Be sure to shake very well with ice!
The Ultimate A to Z Bar Guide by Sharon Tyler Herbst
2 oz. gin
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1 tsp. confectioners' sugar
Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker over ice and shake well. Strain into cocktail glass. Optional: the rim of the glass may be dipped in lime juice and then granulated sugar before pouring the drink in.