Fresh Lime Gimlets

Sure, you can make a gimlet with jarred lime juice (some people say that's the only way to make a gimlet), but we love the tart, mouth-puckering power of fresh lime. Prep Time: 10 minutes. Notes: To make simple syrup: Bring 1 cup each water and sugar to a boil. It keeps, covered and chilled, up to 1 month.


Makes 6 cocktails

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 237
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Protein 0.1 g
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 27 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Sodium 21 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


1 1/2 cups vodka or gin
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
3/4 cup simple syrup (see Notes)
6 strips lime zest (optional)


In a pitcher or large measuring cup, combine vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup. Fill 6 glasses with ice and pour 1/2 cup gimlet into each one. Garnish with lime zest if you like. Serve immediately.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cocktail.