The 10 Grooviest Cocktails And How To Make Them

By | June 27, 2021

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Prohibition did not stop people from drinking, but it did make the alcohol pretty unpalatable. This didn’t stand in people’s ways, as they simply started cutting the alcohol with other ingredients so that they could stand the taste. In the ‘50s and ‘60s, these mixed drinks, or cocktails, started to evolve.

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The Gimlet

The gimlet was one such early cocktail. According to a 1928 description of the drink, it was gin and a spot of lime.

For the more modern variation of the gimlet, mix the following ingredients together over ice and strain into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a wedge of lime.

2 ½ oz. gin

¾ oz. Rose’s lime juice

Some recipes from the 1950s included the addition of simple syrup to give the drink a sweeter taste.