The Skinny Gimlet - Fancy a Drink

The Skinny Gimlet

Gimlet. A cocktail for the calorie conscious.

Even if you eat right and exercise, you can undo a lot of your hard work when you hit the bar for drinks in the evening. Since it’s summer and we all want to look great at the beach, we thought it would be helpful to recommend a refreshing drink that won’t hit your waistline. Our skinny cocktail of choice is the gimlet.

The gimlet was originally made and consumed by British sailors in the 19th century. While they were not particularly concerned with the calorie count, the lime was believed to prevent sailors from catching scurvy. The lime packs a bit of a punch, but we think you’ll find this drink to be a delicious summer treat.

And, the gimlet is fairly skinny at just 178 calories.


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Gin                                       2 ounces
Rose’s lime juice               ½-ounce
Lime slice                           1

  1. Fill a cocktail glass with ice.
  2. Pour in the Gin and Lime juice.
  3. Stir vigorously.
  4. Garnish with Lime slice.

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