We’re still working with Gin, which I’m still trying to get used to. After the horrible debacle with the G&G’s, I was less than interested in moving forward with the gin experiment. However, sometimes I’m surprised by my own taste buds, and the Gimlet IS a classic drink with more than a few fans, so I’ll give it a shot. Once again, Adrian will be joining me, and we’ll be using Tanqueray.
2 parts Gin
1 part Lime Juice
Combine the ingredients in a cocktail glass over ice (or straight up).
Drink Matron says:
I’m not crazy about Gin, but I love Vodka gimlets, so I thought this would be a great way to see if I could like gin in anything. Upon my first taste, however, I know it’s not for me. I do enjoy it more than the G&G. The gin is not nearly as overpowering as I expected, and while it’s a bit sour, upon further review I realized that I added just a bit too much lime juice.
Overall Review: With almost no after taste, I like its smoothness. Possibly good for cocktail hour.
I’ve never had a gimlet, gin or vodka, before. The first taste was like getting hit in the face with a shovel, but once I got over it, I like that it’s not too sweet. The gin cuts the harsh flavor of the lime juice, and vice versa. It’s sour, which I also like, and it’s smooth. You don’t just drink it, you sip. A very brisk flavoring that I think would be good before dinner.
Overall Review: Not bad at all.