Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


1 serving

Updated: Jul. 26, 2022
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


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


  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.
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.

Nutrition Facts

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