The perfect addition to Friday night drinks or perhaps your Jubilee party, make Rockliffe Hall’s gin Gimlet cocktail at-home using four steps and just three ingredients.

The Gimlet Martini is a British staple dating back to the 19th century when British naval officers would consume the cocktail as the Vitamin-C rich citrus lime prevented them from catching scurvy – a sailor’s worst nightmare when traveling the high seas.

Instead of sucking on limes, sailors would receive a small ration of sweetened lime juice to ward off the hideous disease, so naturally many chose to mix their ration with gin and just like that the Gimlet was born. Completely British, unlike other gin cocktails making it the perfect addition to your best of British Jubilee celebrations.

Using our very own Signature Revelry gin, Rockliffe Hall’s Food and Beverage Director, Claudio, has shared the simple steps below to help you recreate our fresh and zingy cocktail in the comfort of your own home:


Rockliffe Revelry Gin   (can be substituted)        50ml

Lime Juice Syrup/Cordial                                    25ml

Soda Water                                                          A splash (optional)


  1. First grab your Martini glass and put in the freezer or fill with ice to chill.
  2. Pour your chosen gin measure and your lime juice or syrup into a cocktail mixer filled with ice and add a splash of soda water if desired. Stir on the rocks until the outside of the container feels very cold.
  3. Strain the cocktail into your Martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel or slice.

Head to our cocktail bar or perhaps dine in The Orangery to try before you trial at home and keep an eye out for another signature cocktail recipe coming soon!

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