Gin Gimlet Cocktail Recipe

A classic gimlet cocktail recipe to wow your guests.

The gimlet cocktail is loved by so many because it is so refreshing and easy to make.

A gimlet cocktail is made with gin, fresh lime juice and simple syrup and is classed as a sour cocktail because of its components. Many use lime cordial rather than fresh lime juice, specifically Rose’s lime cordial and there’s a reason.

The gin Gimlet came from English sailors during the 17th century, they came to understand that citrus fruits helped to prevent scurvy, so much so, it was mandatory for all British ships to carry rations of lime juice. In this time, a Scottish shipyard owner, Lauchlin Rose, created a process for preserving fruit juice with sugar, which came to be Rose’s Lime Cordial. So, sailors mixed equal parts of gin and lime cordial to make gimlets and we’ve been thankful of their creativity ever since. If you wish to use lime cordial, use the same amount of lime cordial as lime juice and remove the simple syrup, as it will be too sweet with both.

The gin gimlet cocktail recipe has since evolved to create a more balanced taste, follow our Revelry Spirits classic cocktail recipe…


  • 50ml Revelry Signature Gin
  • 25ml Fresh Lime Juice
  • 25ml Simple Syrup


Coupe glass


  1. Add our signature gin, fresh lime juice and simple syrup into an ice-filled cocktail shaker
  2. Shake until chilled
  3. Double strain into a chilled coupe glass
  4. Garnish with a lime wedge



1 part water
1 part granulated sugar


  1. Add the ingredients to a saucepan and warm on medium heat
  2. Stir the mixture until the sugar is dissolved
  3. Wait until the mixture is cool and add to an airtight bottle/container
  4. Keep refrigerated