How To Make A Lemon Thyme Gimlet On A Poorman’s Budget

Most of us are cash strapped these days but that does not mean you can’t treat yourself to a stiff one.

This poorman’s gimlet cocktail with thyme is not just easy on the pocket, anyone fool shake one up. The result? A delicious gin-based cocktail that tastes like ‘grown-up’ lemonade.


  • 2 shots gin
  • Lemon Twist
  • Thyme sprigs


  1. Pour the gin and lemon twist into a cocktail shaker filled with some ice and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain into a tumbler and decorate with a sprig of thyme.

If you are not familiar with the Gimlet? It’s origins aren’t the most glamorous but it’s long been adopted as a sipping drink by the cocktail drinking masses. The Gimlet was promoted and drunk by British officers back in the 19th Century. Citrus juice was a gift from the Gods to sailors, as it prevented them from catching scurvy – a brutal, painful and sometimes deadly disease brought about by vitamin C deficiency.