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The Perfect Gin Gimlet

The Perfect Gin Gimlet

Cocktail Recipes from Employees Only

The Employees Only bartenders have been on the pouring side of more tipsy evenings than we can remember. Literally. And now that they’re selling their own brand of cocktail mixers, you can emulate their best-in-the-biz cocktails at home. Near your bed. Which is good.

In today’s videos, they teach you how to make the perfect gin gimlet (above), tequila daisy, and upgraded Tom Collins — using their new, all-natural lime cordial and/or grenadine.

The mixers are almost tasty enough to guzzle on their own. They’re made with real pomegranate and lime and sweetened with sugar and agave nectar, not high-fructose corn syrup.

We hear more flavors are on the way, but for now they’re keeping ’em an employees-only secret.

Available at Employees Only, 510 Hudson Street, between Christopher and West 10th Streets (212-242-3021 or employeesonlynyc.com). For more great recipes, check out our Drunk Punch Love photo gallery.

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