Have you ever dreamed of having an amazing home bar, filled with bottles you actually use and the tools you need to execute a fine crafted cocktail? Enter the Home Bar Project. Through this series we are going to take this challenge piece by piece. We’ll teach you the proper techniques and make sure the spirits you purchase aren’t collecting dust on your back bar.
This classic drink was most likely invented by the British navy in a time when limes were plentiful on board. Back in those days, limes and other citrus were kept on hand because they prevented scurvy. The gimlet is just three simple ingredients, fresh lime juice, simple syrup and gin. It is a perfect template for exploring muddled fruits and herbs in your cocktails, but it can stand up perfectly on its own.
Fresh lime juice
London Dry Gin
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About the instructor:
Dan Lan Hamm is a craft bartender at 1 Tippling Place in Philadelphia. He was Pennsylvania's winner of Bombay Sapphire and GQ's Most Imaginative Bartender Competition in 2014. He runs Spirit Forward, a cocktail-centric group which caters local events and provides educational workshops.
Photos by The Drink Nation
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