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Gimlet: the best gin cocktail you'll make all week

Gin, lime, sugar. It doesn't get any easier than this.

By William McHenry
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"For an end of week 'Friday night Gimlet' version, try this with McHenry Navy Strength Gin," says William McHenry.
Gimlet (left), pictured here with the Thylacine cocktail.


  • 30 ml McHenry Classic Dry Gin
  • 25 ml lime juice
  • 25 ml sugar syrup (see note)
  • Lime wedge, to serve


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    Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice cubes. Shake, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass with some crushed ice and serve garnished with a lime wedge.


Sugar syrup is made of equal parts sugar and water, unless otherwise specified. Bring the mixture to the boil to dissolve sugar, remove from heat and cool before use.

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