The Rum Howler Blog

(A Website for Spirited Reviews)

  • Copyright

    Copyright is inherent when an original work is created. This means that the producer of original work is automatically granted copyright protection. This copyright protection not only exists in North America, but extends to other countries as well. Thus, all of the work produced on this blog is protected by copyright, including all of the pictures and all of the articles. These original works may not be copied or reused in any way whatsoever without the permission of the author, Chip Dykstra.
  • Cocktails and Recipes

    Click Image for Awesome Recipes

  • Industry Interviews


    Click the Image for Great Interviews with the Movers of Industry

  • The Rum Howler Interview (Good Food Revolution)

    Click on the Image to see my interview on Good Food Revolution

  • The Rum Howler Blog

  • Rum Reviews

  • Whisky Reviews

  • Gin Reviews

  • Tequila Reviews

  • Vodka Reviews

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 1,066 other subscribers
  • Subscribe

  • Visitors

    • 14,378,485 pageviews since inception
  • Archives

  • Follow The Rum Howler Blog on

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.

No. 10 Keylime Gimlet The Key Lime Gimlet

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!


Note: If  you are interested in more of my original cocktail recipes, please click this link (Cocktails and Recipes) for more of my mixed drink recipes!

%d bloggers like this: