Ah, the Richmond Gimlet, one of the best summer drinks to ever come out of the emerald hamlet of Eugene, Oregon… Its soft flavors imbued with fresh mint, mingling with the herbaceousness of gin and the tartness of lime have made this drink a Eugene classic for many years now. It was created for Daniel Richmond, a waiter at Marche restaurant in Eugene, by me, at Bamboo, in 2001. It’s a simple drink, but crisp and refreshing. Tanqueray Ten has a really nice, soft flavor due to the fact that they use fresh botanicals and fruit in the still. A crowd pleaser, and an easy introduction to gin for people who shun the spirit.
Check out the tasty updated Richmond Gimlet recipe in Diffordsguide.
In 2005, the Eugene Weekly had a nice little write-up about the Richmond Gimlet.
In 2007, Gary Regan was kind enough to include the Richmond Gimlet in his story on gin cocktails for Wine Enthusiast magazine.
Here is the recipe:
Richmond Gimlet Print Me
- 2 oz Tanqueray No. 10 gin
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- large sprig mint
- Shake ingredients well over ice and strain into a chilled 9-ounce (at least) cocktail glass.
Recipe printed courtesy of jeffreymorgenthaler.com