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.
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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 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!
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.
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!
If You are Looking for a Classic Cocktail, Try These!
- Gin and Jam
- Blood and Sand
- Ward Eight
- Pimm’s Cup
- Lavender Bee’s Knees
- Pisco Sour
- Champs Elysees
- French 75
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Other Gimlet Cocktails
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- Basil Ginger Gimlet – Food Above Gold
- Perfect Gimlet – Esquire
- Rosemary Cucumber Gimlet – Curious Cuisinere
Other Raspberry Cocktails
- Raspberry Moscow Mule – Platings and Pairings
- End of Summer Raspberry Cocktail – Heathy Slow Cooking
- Raspberry Mojito – Namely Marly
- Frozen Raspberry Pina Colada – Or Whatever You Do
- Raspberry Gin – Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
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A raspberry version of the classic gin cocktail, the Gimlet. This almost raspberry martini recipe, is refreshing and light.
- 1.75 ounce Gin
- 4 raspberries
- .50 ounce simple syrup
- .75 ounce 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.
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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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