Originally attributed to Admiral Sir Thomas Gimlette of the British Royal Navy, he used the gimlet as way of getting his men to drink lime juice to avoid scurvy. Today, while scurvy might not be a danger, this classic cocktail will certainly cure what ails you. Prepare for your guests and wow them with your knowledge and skills as the best home bartender in the neighborhood.
- 2 Ounces London dry gin
- ¾ Ounce fresh lime juice
- ¾ Ounce simple syrup
- lime wheel for garnish
In a Boston shaker, combine all the ingredients except for the lime over ice, and shake until cold. Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass, and garnish with a lime wheel.