The Gimlet is believed to have originated in the mid-19th century as a drink made with gin and lime juice, served on British naval ships. The drink was created to help prevent sailors from getting scurvy, a disease caused by a lack of Vitamin C.

Over time, the Gimlet evolved into a cocktail that combined gin and sweetened lime juice, and became a popular drink by the mid-20th century. Today, it remains a classic cocktail that is enjoyed all over the world, often made with gin (or vodka), and served in a variety of styles, ranging from sweet to sour.


  • 2.5 ounces of gin
  • 0.5 ounce of lime juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 0.5 ounce simple syrup (equal parts granulated sugar and water)
  • Garnish - Slice of lime


  1. Mix the gin, lime juice and simple syrup together in a shaker filled with mini ice cubes from the Sunset Whiskey Collection. Shake until well chilled.

  2. Pour the mixture into a pre-cooled cocktail glass or a rocks glass filled with ice or a single large ice block.

  3. Top it off with a lime wheel as a garnish.

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