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Our Address

Hayman’s Distillery
8a Weir Road
SW12 0NA

How to get to us

We are a 12-minute walk from Balham station (Northern line, zone 3 Overground and Underground) or a 15-minute walk from Clapham South station (Northern line, zone 2 Underground).

Est. 1863

The Gimlet

Royal Dock Gimlet


The Gimlet is a classic gin cocktail with a rather interesting history. Lime juice had to be consumed in the 17th century to help sailors fight scurvy, a painful (and sometimes lethal) disease caused by a vitamin C deficiency. Naturally, sailors found mixing lime juice with gin made it much more palatable, and so The Gimlet was born.

  1. Chill a coupette glass.
  2. Stir all ingredients over cubed ice in a mixing glass
  3. Strain into the coupette glass.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Bartenders tip:

If you have time we recommend making your own lime cordial – simply mix 10ml of lime and 10ml of sugar until dissolved.


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