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A classic gimlet consists of gin (or vodka), lemon and sugar. We take our gimlet to the next level with Meyer lemons and a thyme-infused simple syrup!
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We love taking classic cocktails, like a Gimlet, and putting our own spin on it! This Meyer Lemon Gimlet with Thyme Simple Syrup is slightly like “grown-up lemonade”. It’s made with gin (or vodka), freshly squeezed Meyer lemons, and a thyme-infused simple syrup.
It’s a refreshing cocktail, that can be served any time of year!
It has easily become one of my favorites. Shake it up with ice, strain and serve it up in two glasses and enjoy it with a friend. The thyme can easily be substituted with rosemary, basil or even sage. The gin, can be replaced with vodka.
Ingredients in a Gimlet
- gin or vodka
- fresh lemon juice- Meyer lemons are nice here!
- sugar- or substitute honey
- thyme sprigs- optional. Or sub rosemary or sage.
How to Make a Gimlet Cocktail
- Make the simple syrup ( you can do this ahead)
- Fill a shaker with ice.
- Add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup and shake well.
- Strain into a martini glass.
- Garnish with lemon
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- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Cocktail
- Method: shake
- Cuisine: American
A classic gimlet consists of gin (or vodka), lemon and sugar. We take our gimlet to the next level with Meyer lemons and a thyme-infused simple syrup.
- 4 oz gin
- 1.5 oz Meyer lemon juice
- 1.5 oz thyme simple syrup ( or plain simple syrup)
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- handful thyme sprigs
- Serving Size: 1 cocktail
- Calories: 173
- Sugar: 11 g
- Sodium: 0.8 mg
- Fat: 0.1 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 12 g
- Fiber: 0.1 g
- Protein: 0.1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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Love it! Also great with Vodka. I don’t tend to like really sweet drinks, so I made it with just one oz. of syrup instead of 1.5 Oz.
I will be having a large group over for Easter and will definitely be serving this delicious drink. Thank you for the recipe!!!
Sylvia, you always come through with the best ideas.What are the chances that I felt like a drink…which is rather rare for me, AND I have all the ingredients on hand. And not just any drink…a really astounding one of course. The only gin I have is Bombay Sapphire…will this alter the result a lot?
Thanks Lisa- Bombay will work fine!
We had a tree full of Meyer Lemons, but didn’t have gin or vodka — so we substituted with Blanco tequila and it was quite tasty!! Cheers!!
Outstanding!! This was delicious! Thank you for posting this!! 😀
Serve this at a dinner party and everyone loved it. So flavorful!
This was so refreshing and easy to make. My new go-to cocktail!
I just discovered your site and I love your recipes and your photography. This is the first time I have written to a Blogger so to say I’m impressed would be an understatement. Can’t wait to share several of your recipes with my family and friends.
Thanks so much Vicki!
So many yummy-looking things. Plan to give some a whirl.
This looks incredibly good. I love the combination of meyer lemon + thyme, which seems perfectly spring appropriate. Lovely photographs, too!
This is happening here, tonight <3
ha ha…love it!!!
I love that hint of fresh herbs in this drink! It needs to happen soon in my house.
Only recently did I become a fan of gin, but I’ve always been a fan of Meyer lemons, so this cocktail is one I have to try. Which brand of gin do you like?
Martin Miller….you will love it!
I love lemons. So I love your theme. I also forgot that I used to LOVE gimlets. Thank YOU for reminding me. It was like finding an old friend again.
I always forget too! I love how fresh and bright they are.
I love meyer lemons! I did a similar cocktail awhile back but I can’t wait to try yours. 😀
thanks Annie… and you have a beautiful site!