From the bartender’s corner – Cucumber Mint Gimlet
Gimlet is a generic name for any cocktail based on gin and lime juice. It originated in the early 20th century. The most commonly accepted source of the name is the reference to the drilling tool with the same name – perhaps due to the piercing effect of the sharply acidic lime juice and the gin. There is another story of an English naval Doctor concocting this to make the sailors drink lime juice to avoid scurvy but that story is mostly discredited today.
This has muddled cucumber, mint leaves, Hendricks (this gin has a hint of cucumber), lime juice and sugar syrup. Perfect for a warm afternoon lazing by the pool.