Gimlet Recipe
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For the light drinker, suggest a Gimlet. The blend of slightly sweet and tart flavors is appealing, but not overwhelming.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:1 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 1 servings


  • Ice cubes
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar
  • Lime slices

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 146 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Fill a shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add the gin, lime juice and confectioners' sugar; cover and shake for 10-15 seconds or until condensation forms on outside of shaker. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with lime. Yield: 1 serving.
Vodka Gimlet: Substitute vodka for the gin. Editor's Note:You may also strain the Gimlet into a chilled cocktail glass and serve without additional ice.
Originally published as Gimlet in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2007

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