The Gimlet was promoted and drunk by British officers back in the 19th Century. Citrus juice was a gift from the Gods to sailors, as it prevented them from catching scurvy – a brutal, painful and sometimes deadly disease brought about by vitamin C deficiency. This recipe is a beautiful modern take, featuring Spruce Gin from Maplewood Brewery & Distillery of Chicago, Illinois!
- 2 oz. Spruce Gin
- 0.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- 0.75 oz. Simple Syrup
- Lime Wheel, for garnish
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker
- Add ice, and shake until very cold (at least 30 seconds)
- Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass and garnish with a lime wheel