Pepperberry Gimlet

pepperberry gimlet

This pepperberry gimlet is a beautiful cocktail. It’s a vodka gimlet that is shaken with native Australian Pepperberries to give it a hot pink colour. The vodka gimlet is a bright and refreshing cocktail. The addition of pepperberries gives it a little kick and a deep lasting warmth.

Tasmanian Pepperberry, or Australian Mountain Pepper, is a spice native to South East Australia. They are fragrant, a bit fruity and they’re far more potent than regular peppercorns. They make this cocktail very unique, very pink, very fragrant, and a little bit “hot”.

I used a Latvian vodka called Stolichnaya to make this cocktail. It’s a favourite of ours for mixing cocktails because it is an exceptionally good value vodka with a pleasant but mild taste. Of course, you can also use a different brand of vodka – I’m sure it’ll drink just as well! Additionally, I used my homemade simple syrup to sweeten the gimlet which is made with a 2:1 sugar to water ratio. However, if you use a store bought simple syrup, you’ll want to double to amount added because store-bought simple syrups are usually made with a 1:1 ratio.

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I hope you enjoy this pepperberry gimlet. Please let me know how you go and don’t forget to share your creations with me on Instagram @nothangryanymore. I love seeing them!


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pepperberry gimlet

Pepperberry Gimlet

This pepperberry gimlet is a twist on a classic vodka gimlet that is unique, fragrant, hot pink and a little bit spicy. It is guaranteed to impress your guests!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Australian, modern
Servings 1


  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Fine sieve


  • 1/2 tsp pepperberries
  • 50 ml vodka
  • 25 ml lime juice
  • 12 ml simple syrup (2:1 ratio) double amount for 1:1 ratio
  • 1 sprig rosemary


  • Fill your cocktail shaker with ice to the brim.
  • Add the pepperberries then pour in the vodka, lime juice and simple syrup to the shaker.
  • Add the Boston glass (or lid) to your shaker and vigorously shake for 20 to 30 seconds until your hands are icy cold.
  • Double-strain by pouring with a hawthorn cocktail strainer through a small sieve into your favourite small decorative glass or a martini glass.
  • Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary
Keyword cocktail, gimlet, pepperberry, sour, vodka
Nutrition Facts
Pepperberry Gimlet
Amount Per Serving (88 g)
Calories 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.05g0%
Saturated Fat 0.02g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.01g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 1.3mg0%
Potassium 33.7mg1%
Carbohydrates 10.2g3%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 8.4g9%
Protein 0.1g0%
Vitamin A 30.5IU1%
Vitamin C 7.6mg9%
Calcium 5.8mg1%
Iron 0.07mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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