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Gimme a Gimlet

In honor of this week’s booze fest in New Orleans known as Tales of the Cocktail, we’re taking a look at how mixologists are interpreting the gimlet—a drink steeped in tradition. The classic gimlet is half gin and half Rose’s lime juice—simplicity itself. These days, bars and restaurants are creating their own variations of the sophisticated cocktail within these parameters, adding fruity, vegetal or herbal accents and sometimes changing up the spirit. 

Audubon Circle
Boston, MA
Kiwi-Cucumber Gimlet: Hendricks gin, kiwi, cucumber, lime; $10

Fatta Cuckoo
New York, NY
Fatta Gimlet with thyme infused vodka, cocchi Americano aperitivo, white cranberry juice, fresh squeezed lime juice, simple syrup; $9

Meat Market
Miami, FL
East West Gimlet with Gran Sierpe Pisco, basil, cucumber, lime, simple syrup; $14

Twenty Five Lusk
San Francisco, CA
Grapefruit Gimlet with Broker’s gin, dry vermouth, grapefruit, lime, simple syrup, angostura bitters; $11

American Farmhouse
Los Angeles, CA
Mint Cucumber Gimlet with gin, shaken with mint leaves, fresh lime juice & cucumber water; $10

Plate
Philadelphia, PA
Ketel One Gimlet with Ketel One vodka, splash of Roses, lime finish; $9.50

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