In 1747, James Lind a Scottish surgeon, discovered that consumption of citrus fruits can prevent scurvy, one of the most common illnesses on board ship. In 1867 Lachlan Rose, the owner of a shipyard patented a process of preserving fruit using salts of sulphur. Once the benefits of drinking lime juice became more widely known, British sailors consumed it with gin and named it Gimlet.
ingredients in the cocktail
15mlLime Juice Cordial
how to make the cocktail
Place ice cubes in a mixing glass. Pour both ingredients over ice and stir. Strain into chilled glass. Drop in the lemon peel.