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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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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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