The Oleo Gimlet

Elevate the traditional gimlet by enhancing the citrus element in the drink with your own oleo syrup using leftover lemon and lime peels.

The Oleo Gimlet


  • 1

    dash Saline solution*

  • 20ml

    Fresh lime juice

  • 20ml

    Oleo syrup*

  • 40ml

    Gordon’s Gin

  • 10ml

    Tio Pepe Fino Sherry

  • 1

    Twisted lemon peel (Garnish)

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Gimlet glass

  • 1


  • 1




  • Method
    1. Mix the oleo syrup with 2 dashes of saline solution (adding a touch of umami) lime juice, oleo citrus syrup and add a little Fino Sherry.
    2. Top up with gin.
    3. Garnish with a twisted lemon peel.

    *Saline solution (10%)

    1. Add 10g of table salt to 100ml of filtered water.
    2. Stir until the salt has dissolved.

    *Oleo syrup (2:1) (Creates 5 servings of syrup)

    1. Pour 50g of white granulated sugar into a large container.
    2. Add 3 orange and 3 lemon peels to the container and muddle in the sugar for 3 minutes.
    3. Let the peels and sugar sit for two hours.
    4. Add 35ml of filtered water and 15ml of lime juice to sugar and cook to a simmer until all sugar is dissolved.
    5. Strain peels.