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Vodka Gimlet Cocktail

Vodka Gimlet Cocktail

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.

  • Author: Addie Gundry
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Beverages


  • Ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 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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