The Gimlet is to gin what the Old Fashioned is to whiskey - an old standby that can either be a finely-balanced melding of flavors ... or a fruity, syrupy mess.
Essential to the balance is a high-quality fruit syrup or cordial, which is where our Peach Gomme shines.
This recipe calls for New American Gin, which is making a name for itself in the cocktail scene. Like its ancestor London Dry, New American Gin is characterized by juniper. But it also incorporates citrus and other local botanicals, flowers, and herbs. We've even heard of a southern gin that includes notes of pecan.
For gin drinkers, it's a brave new world.
1.5 oz. New American-style Gin
.75 oz. Eli Mason Peach Gomme Syrup
.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled glass with a stem. Garnish with lime and/or peach slice.