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Drink This: Cucumber Gimlet


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While it was popularized by Raymond Chandler’s 1953 book The Long Goodbye, the gimlet has fuzzy origins and somewhat of an identity crisis. Some attribute its birth to British Royal Navy surgeon Sir Thomas D. Gimlette, who spiked lime juice with gin to keep his sailors scurvy-free. Others claim the name derives from the drink's “penetrating” effect—a gimlet being a corkscrew-like tool used for boring holes.

Given that Chandler wrote a “real gimlet is half gin and half Rose’s Lime Juice and nothing else,” he’s likely rolling in his grave over the version now being slung behind the bar at Jaynes Gastropub in Normal Heights. An unholy mix of Boodles English gin, Square One organic cucumber vodka, simple syrup and lime juice, the Jaynes gimlet is garnished with floating discs of fresh cucumber and served  in a chilled coupe glass.
“It’s a classic with a twist,” says barkeep Erik Plambeck. “That’s kind of what Jaynes is all about.”
 

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