Gimlet #6


Short & Boozy


Preptime: 1 minutes

Servings: 1

The Gimlet dates to the 19th century. At the time, British sailors often mixed lime juice with smaller quantities of neutral spirits to preserve it for long voyages. Until a a ship provisioner named Lachlan Rose created a technique to fortify the juice with sugar rather than alcohol. Over a century later, the Gimlet remains an icon of sours. It’s given rise to variations, try ours with lemons from the production of Dill Anise Aquavit. We transform the lemon juice to a cordial that tastes like jam and happy summer days, give it a hard shake and an abundance of Dill Anise Aquavit. Rinse and repeat!


  • Tall Glass
  • Shaker


  • 6 cl Dill Anise Aquavit
  • 3 cl Lemon Cordial*
  • Cucumber for garnish
  1. Add all the ingredients into a glass
  2. Add ice to the shaker
  3. Shake well
  4. Pour the drink into a glass
  5. Add garnish and enjoy

*For Lemon Cordial mix a litre of lemon juice with 600 g of sugar. Heat to simmering, and leave on heat for 15 minutes or until colour changes to dark. Store in closed container in fridge for up to 2 months. 

Spirits used to make Gimlet #6

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