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 throwback to the 1920’s is definitely a new favourite. The fact that it’s colours are perfect for the holidays is a 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.
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 drink is going to make an appearance at our annual holiday open house, 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?
Yields 1 gimlet cocktail
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 1 oz gin
- squeeze or splash of lime juice (cold)
- 175 ml / 3/4 cup soda (cold)
- 1 lime slice
- pomegranate seeds
- Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously until cold, place in a glass.