Lemon Ginger Gimlets with Manuka Honey
When it comes to classic cocktails, a gimlet is certainly one of them. Traditionally, gimlets are very simple - consisting of just gin and lime juice. As you can imagine, this creates a rather strong tasting cocktail. Gimlets are sometimes sweetened with simple syrup.
We’ve put a little twist on the classic gimlet. Our Lemon Ginger Gimlet with Manuka Honey is based on the traditional flavor and simplicity of the original, with a little flair. It is still gin-based, of course, but we swapped lime for lemon, and have added a bit of Wedderspoon Manuka Honey, ginger juice and sparkling water. Ginger has a strong and spicy flavor, and the Manuka Honey adds a subtle sweetness to lighten it up. Topping the cocktail with a splash of sparkling water also helps tone down the otherwise powerful flavors of this drink.
Some cocktails are high in calories and sugar, and consist of artificial flavoring and colors. This cocktail is naturally flavored, and in fact, could actually be considered healthy *wink wink*. Ginger, with its many health benefits, has long been used in natural and alternative medicine. And, longtime Wedderspoon customers know that Manuka Honey is a superfood and also healing and beneficial to the body. So what we’re saying is, you can actually feel good about indulging in this cocktail!
Though our take on the gimlet has a few more ingredients than the original, it’s still very simple and takes just a minute to make, from shaker to cocktail glass, which brings us to our next point. There’s something about drinking a cocktail out of a fancy glass that just magically makes it taste better. Trust us when we say that drinking a Lemon Ginger Gimlet with Manuka Honey out of a fancy glass will make it all the better. Pull out your special occasion glasses for this!
This cocktail can be served over appetizers, with dinner, or can be enjoyed on the couch while you catch up on your favorite reality TV. There’s no bad time to sip a gimlet! Need some inspiration on what to eat with it? Red meat and steak traditionally pair well with gin, but this drink can be served with whatever you are in the mood to eat.
¼ cup gin
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Splash of ginger juice
- Splash of sparkling water
- Lemon peels
Add ice to a cocktail shaker, followed by gin, lemon juice and Wedderspoon Manuka Honey, and a handful of crushed ice.
- Shake for about 20 or 30 seconds.
- Strain mixture into two glasses.
- Top with sparkling water and a lemon peel.