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Raspberry Gimlet – A Gin and Raspberry Cocktail

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Last Updated on August 30, 2021 by The Noms

A twist on the classic, this raspberry gimlet is perfect for summer! The sweet raspberries play well with the bite of the lime! Cheers!

 

This drink takes the refreshing classic gin cocktail, the Gimlet, and adds fresh raspberries to bring a hint of fruity sweetness that makes it taste a bit like a raspberry limeade. The gimlet was popular in the warm colonies of the British Empire as a way to try prevent scurvy, and traditionally consisted of gin and sweetened lime juice.

 

Pouring pink drink from shaker through mesh strainer into coupe

 

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Pouring pink drink from shaker through mesh strainer into coupe

 

Raspberry Gimlet

The sweetened lime juice was used in lieu of the fresh lime juice and sugar syrup as fresh limes were hard to come by in the wide flung corners of Britain.  And let’s be honest, it’s hard here in Omaha sometimes too! Using fresh lime juice brings a brighter tart note to this version of the Gimlet and makes for a very refreshing drink for a warm summer day.

 

It’s also gorgeous, that color tho! The color makes it perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day that you need a pink drink! As long as there are fresh berries you have a winner in this easy 4 ingredient cocktail!

 

Raspberry Gimlet cocktail, pink cocktail in coupe with raspberries on cocktail pick

 

So easy to make and easy to sip, this tart sweet combo is tasty!

 

The History of the Gimlet Cocktail

A 1928 description of the drink was: gin, and a spot of lime. The description in the 1953 Raymond Chandler novel The Long Goodbye says that “a real gimlet is half gin and half Rose’s lime juice cordial and nothing else.” This is also the recipe in The Savoy Cocktail Book (1930). It states one half Plymouth Gin and one half Rose’s Lime Juice Cordial. 

 

Raspberry Gimlet cocktail, pink cocktail in coupe with raspberries on cocktail pick

 

The name is contested. It may be named after the tool for drilling small holes or after surgeon Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Gimlette (1857–1943), who is said to have first added lime cordial to the daily gin allotment of the men of the Royal Navy to help combat scurvy on long voyages. Who knows, but it’s a fun drink for sure!

 

 

Vodka Gimlet vs Gin Gimlet

Totally up to you on what to use as the base spirit. Personally, we like the gin version better, but either way it’s tasty! We recommend The Botanist, Monkey 47, Tanqueray or Bombay Sapphire for this cocktail. Other gins will definitely work, but those are our personal favorites!

 

 

Raspberry Gimlet cocktail, pink cocktail in coupe with raspberries on cocktail pick

 

Cheers!

 

Raspberry Gimlet Cocktail - gin, lime juice, raspberries and simple syrup in a coupe

 

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Raspberry Gimlet cocktail, pink cocktail in coupe with raspberries on cocktail pick
Yield: 1

Raspberry Gimlet - A Raspberry Gin Cocktail

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

A raspberry version of the classic gin cocktail, the Gimlet. This almost raspberry martini recipe, is refreshing and light.

Ingredients

Raspberry Gimlet

  • 1.75 ounce Gin
  • 4 raspberries
  • .50 ounce simple syrup
  • .75 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

Instructions

Muddle the raspberries and simple syrup in the bottom of a shaker.

Pour in the gin and lime juice and then fill the shaker with ice.

Shake well then strain into a chilled glass.

Cheers!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 0.5gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 22.8gFiber: 5gSugar: 3.7gProtein: 1g

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