Retro Cocktail for November: The Gimlet

November’s RETRO COCKTAIL couldn’t be simpler, with two household ingredients (if you have a cool household). And the result is a classic cocktail with a storied history, that’s as delicious, potent, and satisfying as it is easy to prepare. "The Gimlet" has been around for a while, since the 1800s, when the British Navy went “sailing sailing over the bounding main…” In addition to grog, British ships were well-supplied with fresh citrus in the form of lemons and limes. Decades before Vitamin C was even discovered (in the early 20th century), the juice of these fruits helped ward off the painful and sometimes deadly disease of scurvy, which sailors were prone to, caused by a deficiency of Vi

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