Our Own Nautical American Gin Gimlet Recipes

We were invited to participate in a cocktail competition using Nautical Gin from New Hampshire.  The basis of the cocktail was to be the Gin Gimlet, a classic cocktail that has been around for years. The gin gimlet is comprised of two ingredients: gin and sweetened lime juice. Some say Rose’s Sweetened Lime Juice was used in original gimlet, however, others say simple syrup and fresh lime juice. Either will work well with Nautical Gin.

Nautical Gin uses a wide range of botanicals, 12 to be precise, from around the world to achieve floral and juniper aromatics with subtle layers of pepper, lemongrass, and grapefruit. Nautical Gin excites the entire palate with its botanicals reaching each area, leaving its mark. From the crisp citrus and juniper notes to the spice, pepper, and mineral tones provided by the many botanicals. Finishing with a hint of sea salt derived from a rare coastal botantical.

Not wanting to stray too far from the traditional gimlet, but enhance the many botanicals of the Nautical Gin, we created two cocktail recipes; Basil – Cucumber Gimlet and Rosemary Gimlet.

We are offering up the Basil – Cucumber Gimlet as the entry into the competition but have also included a Rosemary Gimlet recipe below for your added enjoyment.

Basil Cucumber Gimlet Recipe

Basil Cucumber Gimlet Recipe

Basil Cucumber Gimlet Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Nautical Gin
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 slices of cucumber
  • 3 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 lime wheel
  • 1 cucumber wheel

Muddle the cucumber slices and basil leaves in a cocktail shaker, then fill with ice. Pour in the gin, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake vigorously until very cold.

Strain into a chilled martini glass or strain over a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with the lime wheel and cucumber wheel and serve immediately.

Nautical Gin Rosemary Gimlet Recipe

Nautical Gin Rosemary Gimlet Recipe

Rosemary Gimlet Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Nautical Gin
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 lime wheel
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the gin, lime juice, and simple syrup. Add fresh rosemary to cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until very cold.

Strain into a chilled martini glass or strain over a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with the lime wheel and sprig of rosemary and serve immediately.

Note: 1 ounce of Rose’s lime juice can be substituted for lime juice and simple syrup in either recipe.

Once you have your basil – cucumber gimlet in hand, sit back and relax, while imaging yourself lounging on the ocean beach with the sea breeze filling the air around with hints of sea salt and the sun shining brightly.

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