Lemon Ginger Gimlets

Lemon Ginger Gimlets are a pretty, healthier drink perfect for New Year's Eve, Christmas, or any winter cocktail hour. Easy to make!

Lemon Ginger Gimlets

It’s Friday, and it’s 5 o’clock somewhere – can we take a moment and cheers to that? These lemon ginger gimlets are the final recipe that I contributed to our Meals for Me & You feature on Anthropologie’s blog. I’m calling them “Gimlets with a Girlfriend” – so go grab your bff and mix these up tonight. Plus, lemon + ginger = “healthy drinking.”

A lot has been going on this week so, if it’s alright with you, I’m going to speak in bullet points today. Here are links to some random bits that I found delicious and interesting:

– This is crazy, but we’ve somehow been nominated for this Better Homes and Gardens Food Blog Award – if you have a sec, it would mean the world to me if you clicked over and voted!

– Yummy cauliflower rice recipes – those sushi rolls are calling my name!

– our book on Design Sponge’s Instagram! Thanks Grace!!!!

The 10 Commandments of Taking Instagram Food Pics. Especially #5, ha.

Lemon Ginger Gimlets

This springy cocktail is my jam.

– drooling over these Gluten Free Brownies.

– Loved Lindsay’s post about feeling jealous on the internet and 12 ways make it stop. Also, Camille’s post about digital detoxing.

– This Penguin Cocktail Shaker makes me so happy.

Happy happy hour! xo, Jeanine

Bubbled-Up Coupe Set, Langholm Cheese KnivesPenguin Cocktail Shaker.

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Lemon Ginger Gimlets

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Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 2
  • ¼ cup gin
  • 1 tablespoon meyer lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • splash of ginger juice*
  • splash of sparkling water
  • lemon peels, for garnish
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin, lemon juice, agave nectar, ginger juice, and a handful of crushed ice ice. Shake for 20 seconds, then strain into two glasses. Top with a splash of sparkling water. Garnish with lemon peel.
*I like this brand of ginger juice, I usually get it at Whole Foods, Central Market or Wheatsville Coop. It lasts awhile in the fridge and it's great for smoothies as well.

Special thanks to Anthropologie for providing the tableware items in this post!


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  1. Eva

    Tried it today with freshly grated ginger as didn’t have ginger juice- a scant 1/8 teaspoon – and juice from a pink lemon (that’s all I had) and I absolutely love this combination. Yum! Thanks!

  2. Brandi

    Where did you get the striped cheese board?

  3. Love this! I had no idea ginger juice was sold in any other format than the tiny overpriced bottles in juice shops. Will have to pick up a bottle next time I’m in Whole Foods 🙂

  4. Kate from holajalapeno.com

    This drink sounds amazing. Also, absolutely LOVE those champagne coupes!!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      thank you!!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Ha! it really is so cute 🙂

  5. I love Meyer lemons (I only tried them last year)! This drink looks so refreshing!

  6. These look so good! I don’t drink any more but when I did ginger lemon and gin was definitely my kind of thing, I bet they hit the spot 🙂

  7. Elizabeth

    This is great. I just made one and liked it so much that I had to make another. Yea Ginger and Lemons! Sorry I don’t Instagram. Best to you.

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Elizabeth, I’m so glad you liked them! 🙂

  8. Mimi

    Eye candy.. I am going to make this one for girls get together
    PS: how did u peel lemon like that.. ?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      I used this citrus peeler, http://amzn.to/1XQiiQZ, to make one long peel (works best on a really soft meyer lemon), then wrapped it around a chopstick and froze it so that it would keep it’s curly shape 🙂

  9. Danielle from suwanneerose.com

    Ginger in gimlets, what a great idea. You’ve got my vote for BHG food blogger award! Good luck!

  10. Rachel

    looks delicious! where do you buy ginger juice though? or do you make it?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Hi Rachel – sorry I forgot to link it! I love the Ginger People’s ginger juice. I buy it at Whole Foods and similar stores – here’s a link to it on amazon: http://amzn.to/1QC4u6G

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We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.