Classically the Gimlet is a simple 50-50 mix of gin and lime cordial but like every other drink, the Gimlet can be expanded to create other versions and riffs.  We’ve chosen the Mandarin Gimlet which is sweet, tart, tangy and refreshing and therefor perfect at any dinner or Garden party.

Try to use Satsuma mandarins which are not to be confused with clementine’s, oranges, or even tangerines. They’re sweet like honey, with just the tiniest bit of acid, and the flesh of the fruit itself is incredibly tender.

The Recipe

Serving: 1


  • 75ml Fifty Pounds Gin
  • 30ml Fresh Mandarin Juice
  • 20ml Pure Cane Sugar Syrup
  • 1 dash Orange Bitter or Peychauds Aromatic Bitter

How to make or shake it

Shake with plenty of ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass.  Garnish with Star Anise for a fresh aroma or wedge of a mandarin segment.

Recipe courtesy of @justshakeorstir

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