posted on January 27, 2015 12:58
Sources credit the gimlet to Sir Thomas O. Gimlette, a British naval surgeon. Dr. Gimlette observed that limes, containing vitamin C, offered significant protection against scurvy. In combining lime juice with gin, he sought an attractive way to encourage sailors to imbibe lime juice as an anti-scorbutic. If you liked the classic you are sure to enjoy our twist on an old favorite!