The gimlet is a cocktail made with gin, lime juice, and simple syrup. The modern tastes are less sweet and typically use for up to four parts gin to one part of lime juice and simple syrup.
The name of the cocktail is unclear. It may be named after the tool for digging small holes or after the surgeon Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Gimlette, who is said to have first added lime cordial to gin to help fight the ravages of scurvy on long trips.
Add the ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass filled with fresh ice.
Garnish with a lime wheel.