The three-ingredient Vodka Gimlet is a classic cocktail that is known to be strong, tart and oh so yummy. It is the perfect combination of sour and sweet with the delicious taste of lime. If you love great vodka drinks, make this vodka gimlet recipe!
A twist on the original Gimlet which is made with gin, we love how smooth the vodka makes this variation! Cold and strong are two words that describe this drink perfectly, making it a refreshing cocktail on a summer evening on the patio or with friends. Definitely a straight up fan favorite!
Vodka Gimlet Recipe
Around here, a classic Vodka Gimlet straight up is a fan favorite! The key to a great gimlet is cold, quality vodka and the perfect combination of lime juice and simple syrup. There is an intense amount of vodka in this drink, so you want to make it a smooth high(er) shelf vodka that you could drink on its own in theory. Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice, give it a good shake, and strain into a glass. Garnish with a lime and enjoy!
How to Make a Vodka Gimlet
In a shaker, combine your quality vodka, fresh lime juice (strained), and simple syrup. Before you get stressed about simple syrup and think that you want to go buy some, make sure you read our post on how to make simple syrup. It is much easier thank you think!
After combining everything in a cocktail shaker and shaking with ice, strain it into a glass, and enjoy!
How to Serve
Since this cocktail is best served and enjoyed cold, don’t go light on the ice. Any small tumbler or glass will do, and a lime wedge makes the perfect garnish for the drink.
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- 5 oz vodka
- 1 oz lime juice strained
- 1 oz simple syrup