The Gimlet is often named as the first cocktail invented!
Hundreds of years ago Vitamin C deficiency in sailors very often led to scurvy, a painful and sometimes fatal disease. In an attempt to prevent them to become ill at work, lime juice (later lime cordial) was mixed with 1:1 with navy strength (57 %) gin to fight scurvy.
By the mid-20th century the gimlet was a popular cocktail with naval officers and in British society.
The gang at Red Pigeon Media made the below video for us - enjoy their contemporary twist!
How to Make
Shake with ice, strain into a coupe glass, and add some thyme as garnish.