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The Original Cocktail - the Gimlet

by Charly Thieme on 0 Comments


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.


Available in 700ml & 350ml Bottles
Brighton Gin is available in regular 700ml bottles, as well as our handy 350ml midi bottle size, perfect for any number of cocktails. And for the perfect finish, why not serve our ginspiring cocktails in our Brighton Gin glasses!


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