Tonight's Cocktail - The Gimlet
Larry Trask / Tuesday, April 9, 2013 @ 3:25 p.m. / Cocktail
"I think a man ought to get drunk at least twice a year just on principle," so said Raymond Chandler, novelist, short-story writer and screenwriter. Famous for creating hard-boiled detective Philip Marlowe, Chandler also wrote the screenplays for Double Indemnity, The Blue Dahlia and Strangers On A Train. His drink of choice, when drinking, was the venerable gimlet. We celebrate his brilliance tonight on The Cocktail Hour (6pm) by sipping a gimlet and listening to some loungy tunes.
2 oz, gin
1 oz. Rose's Lime Juice
Pour gin and lime juice into a mixing glass filed with ice cubes. Stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wedge. (Can also be served on the rocks.)
NOTE: Normally, when a fruit juice is used in a cocktail, I am a stickler for FRESH juice. It just makes a world of difference. But the gimlet is different. Rose's Lime Juice is an essential part of the taste of a gimlet. You can make the drink with fresh lime juice (and simple syrup), but I would argue that, while delicious, that's NOT a gimlet.