I was shopping in Target of all places and saw a bottle of Rose’s Sweetened Lime Juice, and it reminded me that I had really wanted to try making a Gimlet. A quick note of Rose’s, it is exactly what it says it is: sweetened lime juice. Its important to remember to NEVER use sweetened lime juice when a recipe calls for fresh. Its just not right.
The Gimlet, however, is a perfect use of Rose’s. It is a deceptively simple drink, but oh so tasty to consume. We made both a gin and a vodka version. I liked the gin version better, a bit more complex with the floral notes of the Tanqueray. The sweetened lime juice rounds out the drink just enough so that is sippable without losing too much of the bite of the liquor. Even my fiancee, who isn’t always a fan of very spirit forward drinks has started requesting this one regularly. Give it a try.
Gimlet (courtesy of Dale DeGroff) 2 1/2 oz gin (or vodka) 1/2 oz Rose’s
Combine ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass.