Assemble your supplies. This recipe makes gimlets for two.
Fill your glasses with ice and water and let them chill thoroughly.
Pour 1.5 ozs gin per gimlet into the shaker.
Add .5 to .75 oz simple syrup per gimlet to the shaker. More will make the cocktail sweeter.
Squeeze one half a fresh lime per gimlet. Use at least .5 oz per gimlet. To squeeze, place the line cut side down in the juicer and squeeze until flat.
Add two big dashes of orange bitters per cocktail.
Fill the shaker with ice half way. Put the top on the shaker, and shake vigorously until the shaker is too cold to hold.
Throw out the ice water that has been cooling the glasses. Put the Hawthorne strainer on top of the shaker.
Hold the Hawthorne strainer over the shaker and pour through the tea strainer to filter any ice chips. Split the gimlet between the two glasses.
Add lime twists.