July 17, 2021

The Skimlet

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A Gimlet meets a Gin & Tonic in this refreshing and easy to make summer cocktail.
An almost clear Gin cocktail displayed in a rocks glass filled with ice, garnished with a fresh lime wheel, and sitting on a wooden coaster with a green linen and a white bowled filled with lime wedges in the background

What do you drink when it's 95 degrees outside with nearly 100% humidity?

ENTER: The Skimlet.

Refreshing and SUPER easy to make, this quick cocktail is a cross between a Gimlet and a Gin and Tonic, but a "skinny" version of both. The tonic replaces the Gimlet's simple syrup and the Club Soda cuts the G&T's sweetness, so the result is an ultra light and fresh sipper that is THE perfect accompaniment for a hot summer day. But the best part is that it couldn't be any easier to make! Because let's be honest – when it's a million degrees outside and you're melting into a puddle, the quicker you can get a cocktail in hand to cool off, the better.

A big thanks to my friend, Anthony, for coming up with the name while we were actually melting into a puddle after a day spent on the beach!

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An almost clear Gin cocktail displayed in a rocks glass filled with ice, garnished with a fresh lime wheel, and sitting on a wooden coaster with a green linen and a white bowled filled with lime wedges in the background

The Skimlet

A Gimlet meets a Gin & Tonic in this refreshing and easy to make summer cocktail.

Yields:

1 Drink

Ingredients:

2 oz Gin

½ oz Fresh lime juice

1 ½ oz Tonic Water

1 ½ oz Club Soda

Garnish: Lime Wheel

Instructions:

Pour all ingredients into a rocks glass filled with ice and give a gentle stir. Garnish with a lime wheel and drink quickly to cool off!

An almost clear Gin cocktail displayed in a rocks glass filled with ice, garnished with a fresh lime wheel, and sitting on a wooden coaster with a green linen and a white bowled filled with lime wedges in the background

The Skimlet

A Gimlet meets a Gin & Tonic in this refreshing and easy to make summer cocktail.

Yields:

1 Drink

Ingredients:

2 oz Gin

½ oz Fresh lime juice

1 ½ oz Tonic Water

1 ½ oz Club Soda

Garnish: Lime Wheel

Instructions:

Pour all ingredients into a rocks glass filled with ice and give a gentle stir. Garnish with a lime wheel and drink quickly to cool off!

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