Recipe By KIM
Published May 4th
Prep 5m Cook - Additional - Ready In 5m
Servings 1 cocktail Calories 38.8

A recipe from my Grandma Briere who was a bartender for 30 years. Original price for this drink in the 70’s was $1.00.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¾ fluid ounce lime juice
  • ½ fluid ounce vodka
  • ice cubes
  • 1 twist lemon zest

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Mix lime juice and vodka together in a shaker until blended. Pour into a glass filled with ice; top with lemon zest.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 38.8
  • Carbohydrate 2.3 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 0.1 g
  • Sodium 1.4 mg
  • Sugar 0.5 g


  1. This is not the recipe for a vodka gimlet. 2oz vodka, 3/4oz real lime juice, 1/2oz simple syrup. Really cold. Garnish w/ lime slice. This is the way to go for a legit cocktail. You can sub w/ Rose’s when the fresh lime is not available.
  2. It's an OK drink but it's not a vodka gimlet. It's missing the Rose's lime juice.
  3. Great classic UNSWEETENED Gimlet BUT a typical Gimlet you will find in most bars will use something to sweeten. Personally I used 1 1/2 oz of Vodka or Gin (or one jigger) 1 1/2 oz of sweetened lime juice and 1/2 oz of simple syrup garnished with lime wheels.
  4. I liked it although I think many people would find it too tart. I didn't have any ice cubes so I threw in some frozen pineapple but that did not sweeten it much. Tasty though!
  5. I think it's missing simple syrup? Maybe not plenty of variations followed the recipe except I added 1 ounce of simple syrup

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