Folks who know me, know that I love to experiment… Recently read a great piece about the fabled Gimlet – a drink that is typically referred to as “an old-guy” cocktail. There are two schools of thought on the Gimlet… The traditional recipe is as follows:

Gimlet 2 oz. London Dry Gin; 3/4 oz. Lime; 3/4 oz. Simple Syrup

In the referenced article (Beverage Journal), the suggestion was made that a less traditional recipe, substituting Rose’s Lime Juice for the fresh Lime Juice and Simple Syrup made a better tasting libation… Guess what I’m test driving later this afternoon?

Revised Gimlet 4oz. London Dry Gin; 1oz. Rose’s Lime Juice

I’ll let you know how I make out…

QUICK UPDATE: Tested both Gimlet recipes… Traditional won out! Well-balanced with a fresh, limey flavor. The Rose’s carried its signature “metallic” flavor through the drink… Cheers!

(Originally posted on Facebook: June 18, 2011)