Vodka Gimlet

The 1928 definition of a gimlet was “gin, a spot of lime and soda”.


  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Simple Syrup (see below)
  • Ice cubes
  • lime slices for garnish


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add first 4 ingredients in cocktail shaker. Cover and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into 2 Martini glasses. Garnish with lime slices.
  4. To prepare the simple syrup stir 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons water in small saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil and then cool.
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Number of servings (yield): 2