In Raymond Chandler's 1953 detective novel The LongGoodbye, Phillip Marlowe develops a taste for gimlets over martinis. Theproportions have to be just right, according to the friend who introduces himto the drink: half a measure of gin, with half a measure of sweetenedlimejuice. Down the bar from him is a beautiful woman in a black dress, wearingemerald earrings and drinking her own matching gimlet.
While therecipe can be tamed and changed to your tastes, she can not be—she has to betreated with the same respect as a masterfully mixed drink, which is why werecommend giving her The Gimlet Set.
The matchingring and earring set feature marquise cut peridot stones set in oxidized sterlingsilver. The ring’s peridot, when combined with the earrings ¾ carat stones,reflects an emerald light on par with a gimlet resting on the wooden bar ofyour favorite martini bar.
She'll be yourpersonal gimlet, sweet and intoxicating, when you give her The Gimlet Set and,if you're lucky, you'll also get two try out Marlowe's knack for fixing a greatpot of morning coffee for two.