This drink should really have kept the name “Gimlette,” for the man who invented it: the Royal Navy’s Surgeon General Sir Thomas D. Gimlette. He came up with this concoction as a way to convince his fellow sailors to drink lime juice to ward off scurvy. If only we could take all of our medications in such a fashion! A commercial lime cordial like Rose’s will do alright, but it’s not too hard to make your own infinitely superior cordial – just search online for a recipe.
Stir with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass or a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.