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East India gimlet

Published: March 24, 2015 at 12:15 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Makes 1

In the Permit Room at Dishoom King’s Cross, drinks-walla Carl Brown has created a range of bottle- and barrel-aged cocktails. We recommend the Sir Jeejeebhoy, a bottle-aged old fashioned with Ceylon arrack lengthened with coconut water and orange bitters.
If you can’t make it to Dishoom, try this recipe for an Indian twist on a classic gimlet. dishoom.com


Make this East India gimlet, then check out our gimlet cocktail, gimlet fizz and gimlet mocktail.


  • a small pinch and a sprig to serve dill
  • 1   lime wedge
  • 50ml London dry gin
  • 50ml Rose’s lime cordial
  • 2 dashes celery bitters


  • STEP 1

    Before you make the cocktail, put some ice in a coupe glass and add a dash of soda to help it cool quickly.

  • STEP 2

    Put a pinch of dill, a squeezed lime wedge, the gin and the lime cordial into a shaker.

  • STEP 3

    Add ice to the shaker, cap it and shake hard. You want to chill the drink as quickly as possible and water it down to the absolute minimum.

  • STEP 4

    Empty the ice and any liquid from your glass and fine-strain the drink into it. Garnish the drink with a small, fresh sprig of dill.


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