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Raspberry Gimlet Cocktail Recipe

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The raspberry gimlet sounds fun and is fun, and  I think it’s an improvement on the classic gin gimlet that will make you wonder what other flavors you might try next.

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What is Raspberry Gimlet ?

The raspberry gimlet is a take on the classic gin gimlet, and it replaces simple syrup with raspberry syrup. It not only gets a beautiful pink color but also a fruity note that pairs very well with gin’s botanical notes. Overall this gin sipper is easy to make, easy to enjoy, but still very strong. Here’s how to make one. 

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Raspberry Gimlet Cocktail Recipe

Ioana Ciuraru
A fruity version of the Gimlet, this time with raspberry.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • 2 oz gin
  • 0.75 oz lime juice
  • 0.75 oz raspberry syrup


  • In a shaker combine gin, lime juice, raspberry syrup, and ice. Shake well.
  • Strain into chilled coupe glass.

When is this drink best ?

The raspberry gimlet is perfect for summer, especially on a warm summer evening when you’re out for dinner with friends or a loved one. You could have it on a date night, a girls’ night out, a family gathering, or even order it at a lounge. It’s pretty strong, so consider drinking this in moderation, and perhaps following it with a bit of food. 

My thoughts on Raspberry Gimlet

I found raspberry gimlet to be sweet and sour, and a perfect way to showcase a good gin. If you’re a gin lover this cocktail will bring it front and center, with barely anything to dilute it. It’s a bit easier to drink than the classic gin gimlet, because of the raspberries, but overall a strong drink. 

I liked it, and I think gin pairs very well with raspberry, and lemon juice is the perfect third ingredient in this case (as opposed to lime juice for example). 

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If you like Raspberry Gimlet, you might also like…

Classic Gin Gimlet – gin, simple syrup, lemon juice

Raspberry Gin Tonic – a gin and tonic with raspberry syrup

Raspberry Lime Rickey – a gin rickey with raspberry

Clover Club – a beautiful gin sour with raspberry

Strawberry Gimlet – a gimlet with strawberry syrup

Notes, substitutes, and tips

This is a very gin-forward cocktail, so be sure to use a gin you truly love because it will be very noticeable. 

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