My favorite way to make a classic 3-ingredient gimlet cocktail, naturally sweetened with honey instead of simple syrup. See notes above for possible ingredient variations and add-ins.
- 2 ounces (1/4 cup) gin
- 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
- 1/2 to 1 ounce (1 to 2 tablespoons) honey simple syrup,* to taste
- lime slices, for garnish
- Combine. Combine the gin, lime juice and honey simple syrup in a cocktail shaker or mason jar. Add in a handful of ice. Then cover and shake vigorously for 15 seconds, or until the mixture is chilled.
- Strain and serve. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve with a slice of lime, if you would like.
To make honey simple syrup: Whisk together 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon very warm water until the honey has completely dissolved. I recommend adding 1 tablespoon of the honey simple syrup to begin, then give the cocktail a quick taste and mix a second tablespoon if you would like it to be sweeter.