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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
1 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 5 min.


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


  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup equals 146 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.