When it's been a long day and you're in need of a good, stiff drink, sometimes those fruity cocktails simply won't do. A classic gimlet will cut through your weariness and leave you feeling cool as a cucumber with its clean, refreshing flavors. Calling for just three ingredients, it doesn't get any simpler than that. Shake, strain, and sip slowly... or not.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Pour in 2 ounces of gin.
Pour in ¾ ounces of fresh squeezed lime juice.
Pour in ¾ ounces of simple syrup.
Shake all of the ingredients and strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.
Garnish with a cucumber slice.