How to Make an Herb Gimlet

How to Make an Herb Gimlet
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How to Make an Herb Gimlet

Learn how to make a refreshing and delicious Herb Gimlet, the ultimate seasonal cocktail.

Start by making your Herb Simple Syrup.

Heat ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water in a saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar fully dissolves. Remove the pan from the heat and add 3 sprigs of mint, 3 sprigs of tarragon, 3 sprigs of lemon thyme and a 1-inch lemon strip.

Transfer this to a bowl and place uncovered in the fridge until it is cool. Once the syrup has cooled, transfer to an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Add ice to a cocktail shaker.

Then add the 2 oz. gin.

Time for 1 oz. lime juice!

Next, add ¾ oz. of your Herb Simple Syrup.

Lastly, add 2 dashes of celery bitters.

Shake vigorously!

Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Garnish with mint leaves and lemon twist and enjoy!

Want to see this in action? Check out our how-to video!


Looking for your new signature spring cocktail? This Herb Gimlet will undoubtedly impress! We've got step-by-step instructions on how to make it perfect. First, here's what you'll need:

Herb Simple Syrup (Yield: 1 cup)
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
3 sprigs of mint
3 sprigs of tarragon
3 sprigs of lemon thyme
1 inch lemon strip

Cocktail (Yield: 1 cocktail)
2 oz. gin
1 oz. lime juice
¾ oz. herb simple syrup
2 dashes celery bitters
Mint leaf, for garnish
Lemon twist, for garnish

Check out the slideshow above to learn how to create your simple syrup and transform these ingredients into the perfect spring cocktail.

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Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen.

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