East India Gimlet (Now this I get)
- Rose’s Lime Juice Cordial
- Bombay Dry Gin
- Celery bitters
The gimlet is a very British drink—invented by the British Royal Navy’s Dr. Thomas Gimlette in the 19th-century as a way to get sailors to drink lime juice, thus preventing scurvy. These days, bars around the world have devise their own spin on the classic. Dishoom’s variation references the East India Company, which used to trade between India and Britain, and adds a London-Bombay twist: The gin is soaked with celery (British) and cardamom (Indian), then shaken with dill—an herb widely used in both countries’ cuisine.