2 oz Gin
3⁄4 oz Simple syrup
3 sli Cucumber
3 lf Mint
Instructions

Add all ingredients, muddle then shake with ice, Strain into glass.

Notes

Southside variant with cucumber.

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  • Very tasty, though if you've got the rosewater, salt, and agnostura, it's worth upgrading it to the Romeo & Juliet Cocktail — ★★★★★
  • Gin is great with cukes and lime. Why not together? Truly excellent summer libation. Not too sweet! — ★★★★★
  • I top it off with a couple of ounces of soda water and it's a lovely light summer drink. — ★★★★★
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A user has pointed out that this drink is pretty similar to the Victorian Gentleman's Gimlet, which was created and posted long before this was. Unless people object, I'm going to merge this in a couple of days - each has about 20 users.  Thanks,  Zachary


Merging is a good idea.

"Eastside" (one word) seems to be a more popular name and may predate that German gimlet. The "Eastside Cocktail" appears in Imbibe dated 2009 and "Eastside Gimlet" in Diffords, where it is claimed this was a 2004 long drink by George Delgado (Libation, NYC) before the up version was popularized by Christy Pope at Milk&Honey. Punch and others haveb obvious riffs on this (with gin and cucumber) called things like "There is no Eastside".

 


Agreed, my sense is the "Eastside" name is prior and more widely recognized.