The history of this drink dates back to the British occupancy of India. Soldiers were given quinine to fight malaria. The taste of the medicine on its own was not palatable so soldiers would commonly mix it with sugar, water, and some of their gin ration. The classic cocktail was born. A refreshing and light flavored drink, it's still one of the world's most common and popular cocktails.
A bitter and somewhat herbaceous cocktail, we mixed this one up for Shark Week. While researching shark terminology we came across the phenomenon of tonic immobility. We won't bore you with the details, but we will share this great recipe.
Some believe the Gimlet cocktail was named after a British Royal Navy doctor that may have served this to his crew in order to ward off scurvy. The lime juice and gin combination makes a classically refreshing cocktail served up or down over ice, it always delights.