Key Lime Gimlet
The orange and grapefruit citrus elements I notice in most gins mix well with lime. Here is my variation on the traditional gimlet which I make with Tangueray No. 10 Gin and key limes.
2 oz Gin
3/8 oz fresh squeezed Key Lime Juice
1/4 to 1/2 oz Sugar Syrup
Half a glass of Cracked Ice
Mix the three ingredients over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with fresh key lime slices added to the glass.
The sugar syrup is usually omitted in the traditional recipe (which uses a lime cordial instead of lime Juice), but for me, real lime juice and sugar syrup make the gimlet much better. I also love he look of the key lime slices trapped in the bottom by the ice, this gives the cocktail just a little ambiance when it is served.
And always remember the aim is not to drink more it is to drink better!
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