Somebody who used to be around here a lot was always in search of the perfect Gimlet. She isn't here anymore, so I tried to make one for her. It was my first Gimlet.

2 1/2 oz gin

1/2 oz lime juice

1/2 oz simple syrup

Shake over ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a lime wheel.

I used St George Terroir gin because it is from California (I couldn't find gin from Jamaica) and I thought the piney flavors would do well with the lime.

I don't know if it was perfect, but it turned out pretty well and I think she would have liked it.