Vodka Gimlet Recipe – a classic cocktail with sweetened lime juice and vodka. Cool, refreshing, and delicious!
When you go out for drinks or dinner do you have a favorite cocktail that you order? A Vodka Cranberry is one of my favorites, and so easy to make at home. This vodka gimlet is a go to for my dad.
Every Saturday night my parents make a vodka gimlet at home, or if they go out, it is what they order. It is such a refreshing cocktail and so easy to make. Last year I made a Pomegrante Vodka Gimlet that was fun and a nice twist. But this is the classic vodka gimlet recipe.
Are you asking what is a vodka gimlet? It was the same thing I always asked my dad. It really just has 2 ingredients. Vodka and sweetened lime juice. Mix and pour over ice! Can’t get much easier than that. Similar to a Vodka soda, but without the fizziness.
I like mine a little heavier on the lime juice. It is super easy to make those adjustments at home. You can mess around with the ratios and find what you think is perfect. My mom and I like more lime juice, my dad likes a little less. But it is so easy to just add a little more lime juice to someones if they want more. So you can make everyone happy!
How to make a Vodka Gimlet
I like to start with a 2 to 1 ratio. That is 2 parts vodka to 1 part sweetened lime juice. If you don’t have sweetened lime juice you can do fresh lime and simple syrup to make up the 1 part. For example you would use 4 oz vodka to 1 oz fresh lime and 1 oz simple syrup if that is what you had. Or 4 oz vodka and 2 oz sweetened lime juice if you had it.
The most important part is the ice. You want to fill a glass completely with ice before pouring in your cocktail. You want to make sure it is super cold and refreshing. The vodka obviously plays a major part in a vodka gimlet, so use a good quality vodka. Tito’s, Absolute or Grey Goose are some of my favorites.
When I have having friends over I like to have a cocktail for everyone. It can be something like a White Wine Sangria that you make by the pitcher. You can have it in the fridge just waiting for your guests to arrive. Or go all out and make a punch. Strawberry Rum Punch is super easy and you can make ahead of time. I just like to add anything fizzy right at the end.
This vodka gimlet recipe is super easy to make or just have the ingredients out if you have friends over. Just have a little note card next to the glasses with the amounts, so people can make their own. Then they can add more or less of the lime juice for themselves!
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- 4 oz vodka
- 2 oz sweetened lime juice
- Fill a glass completely with ice.
- Add vodka and sweetened lime juice. Stir to combined. Serve immediately
To make a pitcher use 2 parts vodka to 1 part sweetened lime juice. For example 4 cups vodka to 2 cups sweetened lime juice.
Amount Per ServingCalories 276 Sodium 2mg Carbohydrates 4g