Gimlets are drinks that were originally made with gin, lime juice, and a splash of soda. It eventually evolved into two parts gin, one part lime juice, and one other non-alcoholic ingredient. The third ingredient you choose for your gimlet is up to the taster, really. And, as in this recipe, I went with vodka as my alcohol of choice, which is also pretty popular for gimlets as well.
Vodka Gimlet Recipe
You could definitely stick with the traditional gin for this recipe if you prefer, but I am more of a vodka drinker than gin. Of course, I had to keep the lime juice in there, but the third ingredient that makes this gimlet recipe stand out is the homemade simple syrup! It definitely sweetens up the drink if you are looking for a little sweetness in your day.
- Simple syrup
- Lime juice
How to Make a Vodka Gimlet
Get out your shaker and fill it with ice. Shake all three ingredients together, and strain it into a cocktail glass. Any stemmed glass will do, and sometimes gimlets are stirred, not shaken if that is more your style. Throw in a slice of lime and sip away!
How to Make Simple Syrup
Simple syrup isn’t just for cakes and cupcakes. It is delicious in cocktails. The equation stays the same no matter how much you make. I have made a large batch and used 3 cups of sugar and 3 cups of water. It is a basic 1:1 ratio. I like to store my simple syrup in a plastic bottle that has easy pouring and can close.
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This Vodka Gimlet recipe is refreshing and light, made a little sweeter by adding my homemade simple syrup.
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 1 ounce lime juice
Pour ingredients into a shaker with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass.