My vodka gimlet recipe requires three simple ingredients: vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup. This classic gimlet cocktail is a twist on the original gin-based recipe, but you might find yourself wanting to make this by the pitcher.
3 SIMPLE INGREDIENTS
In a shaker add ice. Add vodka, lime juice, ½ of lime that was squeezed, and simple syrup.
Shake for at least 30 seconds until the sides of the shaker are very cold and have frosted.
Use the strainer to pour into a martini glass if served up (no ice) or into a rocks glass if you are serving it with ice.
Up or On the Rocks?
ALWAYS MEASURE Your Ingredients
Here are two limes bought from Trader Joe's. One is organic. One is just a plain ol' lime. If you go by the "juice of one lime" then only one of these will produce a balanced drink. The other drink will come out quite tart: