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Vodka Gimlet

Vokda Gimlet Cocktail in a Coupe Glass

Let me tell you about a fantastic drink that you’re going to love – the Vodka Gimlet. This cocktail is a mix of tangy and sweet, making it perfect for almost any occasion. It’s made with just a few simple ingredients, and I promise, once you try it, you’ll want to make it over and over again. It’s a great choice whether you’re hanging out at home or throwing a party.

Tasting Notes

A Vodka Gimlet is a delightful blend of sharp lime and smooth vodka, with a touch of sweetness to balance everything out. The lime gives it a fresh, zesty taste, while the vodka adds a clean, crisp kick. It’s not too sweet and not too sour, making it just right for sipping slowly and enjoying every moment.

Equipment and Glassware

To make a Vodka Gimlet, you don’t need any fancy tools. Just grab a shaker or a stirring glass, a strainer, and a knife to cut the lime. As for glassware, a classic cocktail or martini glass is perfect for serving this drink. It looks elegant and makes the experience even better.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces of vodka
  • 1/2 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
  • Lime wheel or wedge for garnish

Instructions

  • Fill your shaker with ice.
  • Pour in the vodka, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup.
  • Shake well until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
  • Strain the mixture into your glass.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel or wedge.
  • Enjoy your delicious Vodka Gimlet!

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor. It makes a big difference compared to the bottled kind.
  • If you like your drink a bit sweeter, you can add more simple syrup. Or, if you prefer it sour, add more lime juice.
  • Chill your glass before serving to keep your drink colder longer.
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When to Serve

A Vodka Gimlet is versatile – perfect for a hot summer day, a cozy winter evening, or any time you’re in the mood for something refreshing. It’s a great choice for celebrations, casual get-togethers, or even just a relaxing night in.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

For the best Vodka Gimlet, go for a vodka that’s smooth and of good quality. Brands like Absolut, Tito’s, and Grey Goose are excellent choices that mix well and taste great in this cocktail.

Similar Cocktails

If you love the Vodka Gimlet, here are five similar cocktails you might enjoy:

  1. Martini – a classic, with gin and vermouth
  2. Margarita – a tequila-based favorite with lime
  3. Daiquiri – rum, lime, and sugar, shaken not stirred
  4. Moscow Mule – vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime
  5. Tom Collins – gin, lemon juice, sugar, and soda water

History

The Gimlet has been around for a long time, originally made with gin. It’s said to have been created by sailors to prevent scurvy, thanks to the vitamin C in the lime juice. Over time, the Vodka Gimlet became popular as people started experimenting with different spirits.

FAQs

  • Can I make a Vodka Gimlet without a shaker?
    Yes, you can stir the ingredients with ice in a glass and then strain them into your serving glass.
  • Is it okay to use bottled lime juice?
    Fresh lime juice is recommended for the best taste, but you can use bottled in a pinch.
  • How can I make my own simple syrup?
    Mix equal parts sugar and water, heat until the sugar dissolves, cool, and it’s ready to use.
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There you have it – everything you need to know to make a fantastic Vodka Gimlet. Give it a try, and I’m sure it’ll become one of your go-to drinks. Cheers!

Vokda Gimlet Cocktail in a Coupe Glass

Vodka Gimlet

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces of vodka
  • 1/2 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
  • Lime wheel or wedge for garnish

Instructions

    1. Fill your shaker with ice.
    2. Pour in the vodka, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup.
    3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
    4. Strain the mixture into your glass.
    5. Garnish with a lime wheel or wedge.
    6. Enjoy your delicious Vodka Gimlet!

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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