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Gimlet Cocktail

  • Author: Ali
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 2 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


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
  • ice
  • lime slices, for garnish


  1. 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.
  2. 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.