We sat in a corner of the bar at Victor’s and drank gimlets. “They. don’t know how to make them here,” he said. “What they call a gimlet is just some lime or lemon juice and gin with a dash of sugar and bitters. A real gimlet is half gin and half Rose’s Lime Juice and nothing else. It beats martinis hollow.”

The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler

So these are never going to be real gimlets - salt on the rim of the glasses. But tasty all the same…