Episode 15

Beyond the Drink: Iain Griffiths' Gimlet 75 (S8/Ep.15)

Published on: 11th January, 2023

Iain Griffiths is an Aussie entrepreneur, educator & bartender who was awarded the first-ever “Bartender’s Bartender” award at the World's 50 Best Bars in 2017. For this episode, Iain walks us through their Gimlet 75, a mashup of two classic cocktails, the Gimlet and the French 75. Iain has done an overwhelming amount of work in the social impact space, co-founding ‘Trash Tiki’ in 2016, a touring pop-up cocktail experience that garnered global recognition. Trash Tiki helped drive the topic of food waste and sustainability to the forefront of conversations in the drink world with an accessible, no-nonsense approach to training for the community. Enjoy this episode as we go Beyond the Drink… with Iain Griffiths. (cocktail recipe below)

Gimlet 75

Makes 1 cocktail


1.5 oz/45ml Fords Gin

.5 oz/15ml Fresh Lime Juice

.5 oz/15ml Lime Oleo Cordial (recipe below)

2 dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters

2 oz Dry sparkling wine

Lime wheel, to garnish


Shake all except the wine. Strain into your preferred glass. Top with bubbles and a lime wheel. Enjoy.


Lime Oleo Cordial:

Peel enough limes to pack 1/2 cup with lime peels (keep the limes for juicing!).

Mix with 3 cups of white sugar and store at room temp or warmer in an airtight container for 24-48 hours.

Then add 2 cups of lime juice and stir until fully dissolved. Strain, bottle & store cold.


*Note: to make a lime syrup, you would add 2 cups of warm water instead of 2 cups of lime juice, and follow the remaining instructions.



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Beyond the Plate
Social Impact in the Culinary World
Join Andrew “Kappy” Kaplan as he sits down in-person with the world’s culinary elite to explore their journey into the food industry and the social impact they have made in their community. Every episode will share inspiring stories of what it means to be in today’s hospitality industry.

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