Friday Cocktail: Gimlet

It’s the weekend and you’re done work after a long week. After the dinner dishes have been cleared and the kids are in bed, plan to wrap a few gifts, put on your favourite music, and make yourself this very rejuvenating cocktail.

Tools you will need:

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Muddler or long spoon
  • Highball or tall glass


  • 2 ounces cucumber infused gin such as Hendrick’s
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 2 to 3 mint leaves
  • Cucumber and lemon slices for garnish
  • Ice


  1. Add mint leaves and lime juice into the shaker and muddle for 10 seconds. Fill with ice, add gin, simple syrup and shake for 30 seconds.
  2. In a highball or large glass add a few ice cubes, cucumber slices and pour cocktail into the glass. Add a lemon slice to garnish.

Makes 1 gimlet