Gimlet is a typical cocktail made of gin and lime juice. The usage of the word ‘Gimlet’ was first made in 1928. The drink is believed to have got its name from the tool which is used for drilling and also means something as sharp and piercing. The drink is also seemed to have a piercing and penetrating effect on the drinker.
Origin Of The Gimlet Drink
There are various stories related to the origin of the drink.It is thought to have got its name after General Sir Thomas D. Gimlette, a British Royal Navy Surgeon. He is believed to have introduced the drink to his colleagues as an anti-scurvy medication, since it contained limejuice. Lime juice has been considered as a medication in the Royal Navy since the 18th century. The term ‘Gmlet’ the abbreviated version means ‘Give my love to’ has been evolved from the drink’s name.
Ingredients Used And Popular Method Of Preparing Gimlet Drink
The basic ingredients of Gimlet include Gin, Lime juice and a lime wedge. The gin and the lime are poured into a mixing glass with ice cubes. The mixture is stirred well and poured into a cocktail glass. A lime wedge is used to garnish the cocktail before serving.
Popular Variations Of Gimlet Coktail
One of the most popular variations to the drink is adding Vodka as substitute for Gin. There is yet another variation where a mixture of vodka, rum, and gin is added with Lime cordial to make the drink. The Richmond Gimlet is a typical variation where mint is added to the drink.