Vodka Gimlet

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 drink

Fresh lime is essential in this classic cocktail: along with vodka and a touch of sugar, the juice is shaken over ice, then served with a twist.


  • Ice

  • 1 ½ ounces vodka

  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh lime juice, plus lime twist for garnish

  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar

  • Lime twist


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, lime juice, and sugar. Shake until well chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with lime twist; serve.

    vodka gimlet in glass
    Bryan Gardner
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