Vodka Gimlet Cocktail

Fresh lime juice is the key to making this cocktail taste the best it can be. Simple syrup cuts the tartness and balances the vodka in a simple and effective way.
  • Servings: 1
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: N/A


  • Ice cubes
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (see Note)
  • Lime wheel or lime zest, for garnish (optional)


1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Add the vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup.
3. Shake rapidly for about 20 seconds.
4. Strain into a glass filled with ice.
5. Add a lime wheel for garnish, if desired.

To make a simple syrup, simply bring equal parts water and sugar to a boil, and stir until the sugar has dissolved.

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