This twist on the classic Gimlet from the 1960s uses a few dashes of bitters, which make it decidedly more complex and tempers the acidity of the lime juice. “It is a perfect demonstration of the idea that you can fundamentally change a cocktail with the simple addition of...bitters,” says David Delaney, Jr., House of Angostura brand ambassador.
Recipe courtesy of House of Angostura
- 3 oz vodka or gin
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 2 oz simple syrup
- 4 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
- 16 oz crushed ice
- fresh mint or basil, for garnish
Add all ingredients except garnish to a blender, and pulse to achieve desired consistency. Pour blended mix into rocks glasses, and garnish with mint or basil.