Eastside Gimlet
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Eastside Gimlet
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The Eastside Gimlet breathes a fresh twist into the classic gimlet formula, introducing a vibrant mélange of botanical and crisp notes. This enticing cocktail seamlessly blends the aromatic essence of ... more The Eastside Gimlet breathes a fresh twist into the classic gimlet formula, introducing a vibrant mélange of botanical and crisp notes. This enticing cocktail seamlessly blends the aromatic essence of dry gin with the cooling touches of cucumber and mint, further elevated by the tartness of lime juice and the subtle sweetness of sugar syrup. Typically served in a sleek cocktail glass, the Eastside Gimlet is perfect for those who appreciate a refreshing and sophisticated drink. Its harmonious balance of flavors makes it a beloved choice among cocktail enthusiasts seeking a nuanced and invigorating experience. Ideal for social gatherings or a quiet evening, this cocktail is a testament to the art of mixology.
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Dry gin
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21.24% | 2.4 units *
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Classic
Shaken

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Eastside Gimlet offers a refreshing escape with each sip, combining the crisp coolness of cucumber and a zesty splash of lime juice that plays remarkably well with the herbaceous undertones of mint and the botanical richness of dry gin. This cocktail's crafty use of sugar syrup complements the sharpness of the lime, presenting a beautifully balanced drink that is both energizing and sophisticated, perfect for a summer evening or a classy gathering.

Method
How to make a Eastside Gimlet

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by gently muddling the cucumber in the bottom of the shaker to release its flavors
Next, pour in the gin, lime juice, sugar syrup, and add some fresh mint leaves
Now, shake everything together with ice for about 10-15 seconds, or until the shaker feels frosty on the outside
Using a fine mesh strainer, pour the mixture into a chilled glass to ensure a smooth drink
Finish by topping off the glass with a splash of soda water for some fizz

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Eastside Gimlet?

The Eastside Gimlet is a variation of the classic Gimlet, which combines gin and lime. The Eastside version adds cucumber and mint for a fresh twist. It's thought to have originated in the United States, blending the refreshing aspects of a Mojito with the traditional Gimlet.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the dry gin with another type of gin in the Eastside Gimlet?

Yes, you can substitute the dry gin with another type of gin in the Eastside Gimlet. While dry gin is recommended for its clean, botanical flavors, using a different type of gin, like an Old Tom or a more herbal gin, can offer a unique twist to the cocktail. However, it's crucial to consider how the botanicals of the substitute gin will pair with the cucumber and mint.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Eastside Gimlet?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Eastside Gimlet can be made by substituting the gin with a non-alcoholic spirit that mimics gin’s botanical flavors. Alternatively, increasing the amounts of lime juice, soda water, and adding a bit more sugar syrup can help balance the drink while omitting the alcohol.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What's the best way to prepare the cucumber and mint for the Eastside Gimlet?

The best way to prepare the cucumber and mint for the Eastside Gimlet is to gently muddle them together in the cocktail shaker before adding the other ingredients. This helps release the essential oils and flavors from the mint leaves and the fresh aroma from the cucumber. Be careful not to over-muddle the mint to avoid releasing bitter flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of an Eastside Gimlet compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 21.24%, the Eastside Gimlet sits in a moderate range compared to other classic cocktails. For instance, a classic Margarita has roughly the same alcohol content, while stronger cocktails like the Martini or Manhattan have higher alcohol contents. The Eastside Gimlet offers a balanced option for those who enjoy savoring their drink without the punch of a high-alcohol cocktail.

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