Cookbook author and TV show host Ina Garten gives the classic gimlet recipe a modern twist. She says, "I like to serve these Pomegranate Gimlets with Fig & Cheese Toasts, which is simply toasted bread, spread with fig preserves and goat cheese; they take no time to make and they're sweet and savory with the cocktail. But even something simple like salted cashews is good in a pinch."
Tip: For simple syrup, combine 1 cup each granulated sugar and water in a small pan and heat just until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Refrigerate until cold. (Refrigerate for up to 1 month.)