“When thinking about the history of the Gimlet, I always think about the creation of lime cordial,” says Maiko, Daijoubu’s co-operator. So for this Gimlet variation, she built a lime chutney cordial featuring ginger, raisin and—more unusually—garlic to echo some of the rich, savory notes found in the finish of the Jin Jiji gin.
- 2 ounces Jin Jiji India Dry Gin
- 1 ounce Chutni Cordial (See Editor’s Note)
Garnish: cilantro sprig
- Shake all ingredients with ice.
- Strain into coupe glass.
- Garnish with cilantro sprig.
8 limes, zested and juiced (about 8 ounces lime juice)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 small knob ginger (about 1 inch long), finely chopped
1/4 cup golden raisins, finely chopped
4 ounces water
1/2 ounce white vinegar
1 cup white sugar
4 ounces brown sugar
In a saucepan, combine the lime zest, garlic, ginger, chopped raisins, water, vinegar and sugars. Simmer on low for 20 minutes. The mixture should thicken and turn a golden color. Remove from heat. When cool, strain the liquid. Stir in lime juice. Keeps, refrigerated, for about 2 weeks.