3 Herb Gracious Gimlet
Chuck says that the holidays depress him, but we can’t wait for them! All the food and the fixings and the friends and family. This cocktail was created specifically to pair with all of the holiday food. The fresh herbs that are in it can be found in most of your holiday dishes and the charred grapefruit and lime cut through the rich foods and provide a light and festive backdrop.
Gimlets were created more than 100 years ago when the British navy began taking lime juice with their gin in order to prevent scurvy. The cocktail has am murky past and there are a few stories about the naming if the cocktail. One is that the naval doctor that treated the sailors was named Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Desmond Gimlette. The other story is that it was named after the hand tool, which was used to bore into barrels of spirits on Navy ships – a gimlet. Whatever the real story is, we are just glad they developed it and we are especially glad to serve it at our tables.
Fresh juices are essential to this cocktail. No plastic limes filled with citric acid, please.
3 Herb Gracious Grapefruit Gimlet
2 oz Barrel aged gin or gin of choice
.75 oz 3 Herb Gracious Grapefruit syrup
.5 oz grapefruit juice
.5 oz lime juice
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled coupe glass.