There are few gin drinks quite as refreshing as the Gimlet, and none that can be made so simply. A character in Raymond Carver’s The Long Goodbye describes the drink thus: “A real gimlet is half gin and half Rose’s lime juice and nothing else.”
These days, they don’t make lime cordial quite the way they used to; you’re best to follow The Barber Shop’s lead and get making your own.
The Barber Shop Gimlet
- 40 ml saltbush infused Star of Bombay
- 30 ml finger lime cordial
- 5 ml coriander tincture
- Stir down over ice, strain into a rocks glass over a large cube of ice.
- Garnish with a lime leaf.
Recipe from The Barber Shop, Sydney