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Two glasses filled with the vodka gimlet with whole limes in the background - square

Vodka Gimlet recipe

Delicious take on the classic vodka gimlet recipe. No Rose's lime juice here
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Cocktails
Keyword vodka cocktail, vodka gimlet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 Cocktails
Calories 241kcal


  • 6 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 ounce simple syrup


  • 4 lime wheels thinly sliced


  • Fill cocktail shaker ½ way with ice and add vodka, lime juice and simple syrup
  • Cap shaker and shake for 30 seconds then strain into glasses
  • Float lime wheels
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


If it isn't sweet enough for you, add ½ ounce of simple syrup. But try these amounts first!
Also: You can serve this cocktail on the rocks or straight up like it is in this recipe. Your choice.
Tips for making a vodka gimlet recipe:
  • Stick the glasses you are going to use in the freezer at least 10 minutes before you make the gimlet as it makes the drink stay colder longer
  • Keep your vodka in the freezer too, for the reason stated above.  Don't worry.  It won't freeze
  • Use the best vodka you can afford because as with a martini, the gimlet is mostly vodka and you will be able to taste the difference
  • Always use fresh lime juice
  • Try a sour to sweet ration of 2:1.  If that's not sweet enough for you, add enough simple syrup to make it a 1:1 ratio


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 33mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 8.5mg | Iron: 0.5mg