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Last Updated on July 27, 2022 by The Noms

Make this Lilac Gimlet in the spring for floral sipping! A lovely pink these, use our homemade lilac syrup to sweeten this twist on the classic gimlet.

 

This Lilac Gimlet is a lilac cocktail made with botanical gin, fresh squeezed lime juice, and lilac simple syrup. We think this is a perfect spring or summer cocktail!

 

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Pink Lilac Gimlet cocktail in coupe with yellow flower on silver coaster

 

This Lilac Gimlet is a variation on the classic gimlet cocktail. When it was created, the gimlet was a sweet drink made with equal amounts of gin and lime cordial. But, over the years, the cocktail has become less sweet and it easy to switch up with a lot of flavors!

 

We love gimlets over here, and have made quite a few like the Basil Gimlet, Blueberry Cucumber Gimlet, and even a White Chocolate Gimlet!

 

Pink Lilac Gimlet cocktail in coupe with yellow flower on silver coaster

 

What is a Gimlet Cocktail?

A gimlet is a classic gin cocktail that dates back to the 1920s. Gin and fresh lime juice are the main two ingredients, and typically a simple syrup is added as the third ingredient.  It is such a simple drink to make at home, which makes it perfect for parties or entertaining, as they don’t take long to make. 

 

Pink Lilac Gimlet cocktail in coupe with yellow flower on silver coaster

 

A Gimlet is one of the simplest cocktail there is. But, that means this one is all about quality! You need a high quality gin, as well as fresh lime juice to make the most flavorful and bright drink. there is a reason the gimlet has stayed popular for so long. Refreshing and fresh!

 

Pink Lilac Gimlet cocktail in coupe with yellow flower on silver coaster

 

Can I substitute another alcohol in place of the gin?

Yes, if gin isn’t your thing, this gimlet is highly adaptable to use vodka instead. Plus, this may make your lilac simple syrup shine even more. 

 

Pink Lilac Gimlet cocktail in coupe with yellow flower on silver coaster

 

Lilac Gimlet Recipe

Like we said above, we loved the flavor of the lilac simple syrup and knew that it would be the star of this lilac gimlet. With floral notes, we encourage you to use a botanical gin, not necessarily a citrus gin or even a London Dry. Some great brands are the Botanist, Hendrick’s or St George’s Terroir gin.

 

The fresh lime juice is needed because of the sweet flowery flavor of the lilac syrup can easily overwhelm this drink.

 

Pink Lilac Gimlet cocktail in coupe with yellow flower on silver coaster

 

What is the Difference Between a Tom Collins and a Gimlet?

Really not much. A Collins usually uses lemon juice instead of lime, like in the gimlet. But every ingredient is close, just the amounts are different. They are both tasty!

 

We hop you make this tasty floral sip all season long!

 

Pink Lilac Gimlet cocktail in coupe with yellow flower on silver coaster

 

 

Tips and tricks

  • Glassware: a coupe is the typical way to serve a gimlet. Go for a small coupe – less than 4 ounces.
  • Ice: You can serve your lilac gimlet over ice if you want to to be colder, but then you will have to drink fast as not to dilute it.
  • Zest: add in a grate of fresh zest into you cocktail before shaking, or as a garnish on top.
  • Garnish: with lilac petals if they are in season, or with an edible flower as we did, or lime peel!

 

Pink Lilac Gimlet cocktail in coupe with yellow flower on silver coaster

 

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Pink Lilac Gimlet cocktail in coupe with yellow flower on silver coaster
Yield: 1

Lilac Gimlet

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Lilac Gimlet is perfect for spring and summer cocktail sipping!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into coupe.
  3. Garnish with edible flower or lime peel.
  4. Cheers!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

4 ounces

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Sodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 13.7gFiber: .1gSugar: .4gProtein: .1g

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