It's rumored that the original gimlet, made with preserved lime and gin, was created for British sailors as a health aid to prevent scurvy. Not one to mess with a classic, I've always favored the straightforward recipe of gin or vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup (sorry, Rose's Lime fans)—that is, until I tried this pucker-inducing cranberry variation created by Genna’s bartender Jeanette Dainty. The first time I ordered it, I was not impressed by the bright magenta cocktail that appeared in front of me, looking like a prop drink from the set of Sex and the City (it didn't help that Jeanette told me the drink was a play on the Cosmo, a cloyingly-sweet favorite of Carrie and her friends). But the first sip won me over with its in-your-face tartness thanks to a combination of unsweetened cranberry and fresh lime juices, balanced by agave nectar. While I'm certainly not in danger of coming down with scurvy anytime soon, I know Dainty's Cranberry Gimlet will help me ward off homesickness all through the season.