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East India Gimlet Cocktail

East India Gimlet Cocktail

5 months ago

The East India Gimlet is a derivative of the classic Gimlet Cocktail. A gin lover’s absolute favourite, the drink is made with 2 parts gin and just a dash of lime.

Who Created The Gimlet?

There are a few theories to the creation of the drink. The name is believed to be an imitation of the tool; ‘a gimlet’. Which is associated with drilling holes and being ‘sharp’ as the cocktail itself is.

The second theory to its creation is that Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Gimlette KCG, of the British Royal Navy invented the drink, as a means of getting sailors to take lime juice to avoid scurvy.

Now let’s add an exotic Indian twist to this classic drink and create the East India Gimlet!

How To Mix A East India Gimlet


  • Pinch of dill and a sprig to garnish
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 50mls Colombo 7 Gin
  • 50mls lime cordial
  • 2 dashes of celery bitters


Add ice to a coupe glass. Pour in some soda to help it cool down fast. Add a dash of dill, gin, lime cordial and squeezed lime wedge to a shaker; top with ice and shake hard. The purpose is to chill the drink to max and water it down. Empty the glass of ice and liquid and strain in the drink. Garnish with dill and serve.

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