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How to Make a Gimlet

by Trisha Sprouse

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.

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About the Author

Trisha Sprouse is a video producer for eHow and the founder of Vignette Blog. She specializes in lifestyle content and has a passion for storytelling in all its creative forms.