Oysters with Gin and Lime Mignonette

Submitted by Liz Novak on Sun, 10/11/2015 - 14:44


Land meets sea with the earthy tones of gin and the brine of oysters. Add some lime citrus and everything blends together swimmingly.

After volunteering to help the Falmouth Department of Natural Resources move their oyster beds, I came home with a cooler of fresh loot.

This called for a gimlet.

My lightbulb turned on when I realized I had never mixed oysters with spirits before. A test kitchen immediately followed, and the result is the fabulous blend of brine, earth, and citrus in the recipe below.


  • 1 dozen oysters, shucked
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 shot of gin
  • Zest of 1 lime, grated or finely chopped

Mix the gin, lime juice, and zest. Pour a small amount on each oyster. Serve!



Oh man, I love how simple and delicious your recipe is! I'd really love to taste the oysters with the gin included in the dish. I'll have to give this recipe a whirl at a party I'll be having and thanks so much for the share! http://www.westnfreshseafood.com.au


I really appreciate it! Let me know how it goes!

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