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Garden Gimlet Cocktail

Garden Gimlet Cocktail

By Traeger Kitchen

Enjoy a sweet sip of summertime. Smoked lemon & honey rosemary syrup, lime, cucumber and vodka make for a sweet and earthy refresher.

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

45 Minutes




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Units of Measurement:
1 Cup honey
2 lemons, zested
2 Sprig rosemary, plus more for garnish
1/4 Cup water
2 Slices cucumber
3/4 Ounce lime juice
1 1/2 Ounce vodka


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 2

    To make smoked lemon and rosemary honey syrup, thin 1 cup honey by adding 1/4 cup water to a shallow pan. Add lemon zest and 2 sprigs of rosemary.

    • 1 Cup honey

    • 2  lemons, zested

    • 2 Sprig rosemary, plus more for garnish

    • 1/4 Cup water

  • 3

    Place the pan directly on the grill grate and smoke for 45 minutes to an hour. Remove from heat, strain, and cool.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 4

    In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumbers and 1oz of the smoked lemon and rosemary honey syrup.

    • 2 Slices cucumber

  • 5

    After muddling, add lime juice, vodka, and ice. Shake and double strain into a coup glass.

    • 3/4 Ounce lime juice

    • 1 1/2 Ounce vodka

  • 6

    Garnish with a sprig of rosemary. Enjoy!

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