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Raspberry Gimlet – A Gin and Raspberry Cocktail

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Last Updated on May 12, 2020 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 (hence the traditional “Limey” nickname for Brits).




Raspberry Gimlet Cocktail in two coupe glasses with raspberries and limes



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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 the empire.  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.






What Ingredients are Needed for the Raspberry Gimlet?

  • Lime Juice
  • Simple Syrup
  • Gin
  • Raspberries



Raspberry Gimlet Cocktail in two coupe glasses with raspberries and limes. Gin Bottle in background




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


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


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.


Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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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Linda Davidson

Friday 17th of April 2015

Love this as a refreshing summer cocktail

The 'Noms.

Friday 17th of April 2015

It is a great mix of sweet and tart for a hot day!

Trisha Hughes

Friday 17th of April 2015

I used to always drink gimlets in college but never had a raspberry one! This looks amazing!

The 'Noms.

Friday 17th of April 2015

It is tasty! I think it would be good with any "berry" you want! I can't wait to try it with blackberries!

Alissa Apel

Monday 13th of April 2015

This is a great drink for this time of year. I love the lime on the edge of the glass.

The 'Noms.

Monday 13th of April 2015

It is very much a spring-y drink! We thought the lime was a nice touch!


Monday 13th of April 2015

Wow, this sounds delicious!

The 'Noms.

Monday 13th of April 2015

It was really nice, especially if you dig a drink that has a bit of a tart bite!

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