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French Gimlet: Hardboiled like Philip Marlowe and seductive like a Parisian temptress. 
In Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye, Marlowe got hooked on the gimlets at Victor’s bar, a drink his friend Terry Lennox said wasn’t made properly:

'What they call a gimlet is just some lime or lemon juice and gin with a dash of sugar and bitters. A real gimlet is half gin and half Rose's Lime Juice and nothing else. It beats martinis hollow.'

I’d argue that Victor’s and Terry both didn’t know how to make a gimlet. 
No matter, this variation of the gimlet bests all others. This recipe is from St. Germain’s promotional material:
2 ounces Gin
1 ounce St Germain
1/2 ounce lime juice
Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a lime twist.

French Gimlet: Hardboiled like Philip Marlowe and seductive like a Parisian temptress. 

In Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye, Marlowe got hooked on the gimlets at Victor’s bar, a drink his friend Terry Lennox said wasn’t made properly:

'What they call a gimlet is just some lime or lemon juice and gin with a dash of sugar and bitters. A real gimlet is half gin and half Rose's Lime Juice and nothing else. It beats martinis hollow.'

I’d argue that Victor’s and Terry both didn’t know how to make a gimlet. 

No matter, this variation of the gimlet bests all others. This recipe is from St. Germain’s promotional material:

  • 2 ounces Gin
  • 1 ounce St Germain
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice

Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a lime twist.

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