Gunpowder Gimlet Recipe

Gunpowder Gimlet Cocktail
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Infusions: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail (1 Serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
50 Calories
0g Fat
13g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 Cocktail (1 Serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 0g
Calcium 6mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Tea can make a fantastic component in a cocktail recipe. This Gunpowder Gimlet cocktail takes top honors, impressing with its magical mix of infusions. 

There may be just four ingredients in this recipe, but they are a treasure trove of unique flavors. It begins by prepping two ingredients, including a 2-hour infusion of green tea in Ford's Gin and a special pistachio honey syrup, which also takes about 2 hours (how convenient is that!). It is this nutty syrup that really set the drink apart and gives the classic Gimlet a nice, modern spin.

While you have the pistachio syrup, use it to sweeten your green tea. It's a natural compliment as this recipe proves and should prove useful in a number of other drinks as well.


  • 1 1/2 ounces green tea-infused Ford's Gin (recipe below)
  • 1/2 ounce salted pistachio honey syrup (recipe below)
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 3 to 4 dashes of Olive Heights Roman Chamomile Bitters

Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.

  2. Shake well.

  3. Strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass with fresh crushed ice.

How to Infuse Gin

  1. Add 1/4 cup of green tea leaves to a 1-liter bottle of Ford's Gin.

  2. Allow to steep for 2 hours.

  3. Strain out tea leaves and pour into a bottle with a tight-sealing lid.

How to Make Salted Pistachio Honey Syrup

  1. Add salted pistachios and equal parts honey and water to a saucepan.

  2. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then turn off heat.

  3. Let cool and sit in pan (covered) for 1-2 hours.

  4. Strain out pistachios and bottle in a jar with a tight-sealing lid.

  5. Store in refrigerator.

Recipe courtesy Ben Carpenter, Head Bartender at Green Street Restaurant in Pasadena, California.