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How to Make a Gimlet, the Gin and Lime Cordial Cocktail That's Perfect for Spring
The Gimlet is a classic cocktail that didn’t start behind some fancy bar, but on the high seas. Well, kind of. The British Navy was suffering from scurvy when it ruled the high seas, until Lauchlan Rose found a way to preserve lime with sugar. Rose’s Lime Cordial was born. Sailors could mix Rose’s concoction with their rum ration, but officers required good British gin, and gin with lime cordial is a Gimlet. Despite being a simple two-ingredient cocktail on paper, the right cordial is crucial. You’ll want to throw away that mass-produced Rose’s Lime Juice you’d find today in stores today and opt for one you make yourself. Our resident bartender Jason O'Bryan shows you how to make a Gimlet and a homemade lime cordial in the latest episode of Cocktails for Grown-Ups.