Blood Orange Mint Gimlet Recipe

Gimlets are cocktails traditionally made of 2 parts gin and 1 part lime juice — and nothing more, according to Raymond Chandler. Of course, we love to make our booze habits a bit more sophisticated.

This blood orange and mint gimlet recipe contains the traditional ingredients and more. Citrus flavors are cut through the gin with sweetness and tartness, while mint adds complexity to the cocktail.

Use your fresh harvest for a particularly delightful cocktail and a great conversation starter.

Blood Orange Mint Gimlet Recipe

Recipe by GardenuityDifficulty: Easy


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This recipe is a sophisticated spin on the gimlet. Mint and blood orange, plus lime and elderflower liqueur offer deeply complex flavors to create a stunning cocktail creation for any occasion.


  • 2 oz gin

  • 2 oz fresh blood orange juice (about 1 blood orange)

  • ½ oz lime juice

  • ½ oz simple syrup

  • ½ oz elderflower liqueur

  • 5 sprigs fresh mint


  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker
  • Muddle mint with a long wooden spoon or muddler.
  • Fill with ice, shake well, and strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with fresh mint and a blood orange slice, if desired.
  • Enjoy!
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