Cocktail of the Month: Catnip Gimlet

The Gimlet was promoted and drunk by British officers back in the 19th Century. Citrus juice was a gift from the Gods to sailors, as it prevented them from catching scurvy – a brutal, painful and sometimes deadly disease brought about by vitamin C deficiency. Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Desmond Gimlette (served 1879 – 1913) is cited by some as the namesake of the Gimlet. Acting as a doctor to sailors, he administered gin with lime in order to mask the bitter taste.

While its origins are far from luxurious, the cocktail has become a staple on cocktail menus globally.

Not only is it outrageously simple, it is both effective and delicious. It's very important however that you use only Rose's Lime Cordial, or if you like things especially bitter - fresh lime!

50ml Catford Gin
20ml Rose's Lime Cordial
or Fresh lime juice

Add both ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Stir. 
Strain into a chilled Martini glass and it's as simple as that!
You can garnish your drink with the traditional lime wheel, or add a sprig of rosemary for an aromatic twist that really compliments the gin!