A classic mix of Tanqueray gin and lime. Cool, tangy, aromatic.
Key Ingredients:Tanqueray Gin | Finest Call Cordial Lime |
Gimlet cocktail is composed by gin and lime juice. A 1928 quotes says “gin, a hint of lemon and soda”. Raymond Chandler in his 1953 novel “ The Long Goodbye” described it by writing “a real gimlet is half gin and half lime juice and nothing else”. This statement is in line with the proportions suggested by the "Savoy Cocktail Book" of 1930.
The origin of the name is confused: the most popular refers to the Surgeon Admiral Sir Thomas Gimlette who is said to have been the first to have added lime juice to the daily gin of his men of the Royal Navy to help them fight the damage of scurvy (disease due to vitamin C deficiency) during long ocean crossings.