A gimlet is a simple, yet refreshing cocktail. Made with minimal ingredients, this Pomegranate Lime Gimlet recipe is perfect for the holidays or as a Winter cocktail.
I’ve been told many times that I’m an old soul. I’m unsure if this is something that is just me; not learned or anything, just always there, or if I’ve slowly acquired a taste for things that perhaps make me appear older than I am.
Take cocktails for example, gin which most people associate with an older demographic is by far my favourite. And this Gimlet recipe throwback to the 1920’s is definitely a new favourite. The fact that its colours are perfect for the holidays is a wonderful coincidence that makes me happy.
I’m more into wine these days so I actually had to do some research on what this cocktail would be labeled once I developed the recipe; the obvious choice was a gimlet.
Gin, lime juice or cordial and soda. Simple, clean, and yet one killer cocktail in the taste department. I love that there’s no syrup involved making the tastes clean, straightforward and not overly sweet. Truly perfect for a happy hour or a cocktail before supper arrives at the table. I’ve served them as a Christmas cocktail for those who also enjoy gin.
Obviously my kids didn’t drink this. That being said, they loved eating the lime slices and pomegranate seeds with glee. And I loved having a festive cocktail to enjoy during the witching hour at our house 😉
I know that this gimlet recipe is going to make an appearance at our annual holiday open house (when we’re able to host crowds again), but I also have 1-2 more very festive cocktails up my sleeve to share with you (the total number will depend upon how successful I am with recipe development – lol real life here guys).
What’s your favourite cocktail for the holidays?
A gimlet cocktail is best mixed with a dry London gin. There are lots of dry London gins around and the labels on gin bottles clearly state if they are indeed a dry London gin.
And while a gimlet looks like a martini, the absences of vermouth is what pushes this drink into the gimlet recipe category.
A traditional gimlet cocktail is made with a mix of gin and lime cordial, packed with lots of ice. Here I’ve added a touch of soda to ease up on the intensity of the gin, but it can be skipped if desired.
Likewise with the lime juice, a great substitution would be lime cordial.
More Winter Cocktails we sip on:
Simple, yet completely refreshing Pomegranate Lime Gimlet Recipe.
- 1 oz dry London gin
- 1 oz lime juice or lime cordial
- 1 oz club soda optional
- 1 slice lime
- 1 tbsp pomegranate seeds
Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously until cold, place in a glass packed with crushed or cubed ice.