When it’s been a long day and you’re in need of a good, stiff drink, sometimes those fruity cocktails simply won’t do. A classic gimlet will cut through your weariness and leave you feeling cool as a cucumber with its clean, refreshing flavors. Calling for just three ingredients, it doesn’t get any simpler than that. Shake, strain, and sip slowly… or not.

classic gimlet garnished with a cucumber

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Things You'll Need

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

filling cocktail shaker with ice

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Pour in 2 ounces of gin.

measuring gin

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Pour in ¾ ounces of fresh squeezed lime juice.

squeezing fresh lime juice

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Pour in ¾ ounces of simple syrup.

measuring simple syrup

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Shake all of the ingredients and strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.

straining drink into cocktail glass

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Garnish with a cucumber slice.

garnishing cocktail with cucumber slice

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