The Hungry Cat • Los Angeles The Gimlet is named after British naval surgeon Sir Thomas Gimlette, who encouraged his shipmates to take their daily scurvy-fighting ration of preserved Rose's lime juice with gin, the staple spirit of the British Royal Navy.Plus: Ultimate Cocktail Guide

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makes 1 drink
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  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the basil leaf. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with the basil leaf.

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