The Gimlet

About The Gimlet

The Gimlet was developed around the time of the Roaring Twenties and is of disputable origin. A simple and light cocktail, the Gimlet is an easy creation that can be altered in a myriad of ways to suit the customer’s taste. The classical recipe calls for a cocktail made with equal parts gin and lime juice, garnished with the such, served neat. We at Empire Mixology enjoy and respect the classic recipe, but we preferred a less intense lime juice addition (around 1 oz. or less), and added lemon-lime soda to create a more highball-esque version.



  • 2 oz. Gin

  • Lime Juice to taste

  • Lemon-Lime Soda/Club Soda (optional)

Cocktail Profile

  • Rating:       3.5 Stars

  • Served:      Preference

  • Strength:   Strong

  • Difficulty:  Simple

  • Flavor:       Strong


Pour gin into desired glass; typically a martini glass or wine glass. Ice optional. Add desired lime juice quantity (classically a 1:1 ratio). If desired, add soda to make the cocktail more of a highball.