Fresh Lime Gimlets

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.

  • Yield: Makes 6 cocktails


  • 1 1/2 cups vodka or gin
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup simple syrup (see Notes)
  • none Ice
  • 6 none 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 237none
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 27g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Sodium: 21mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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Fresh Lime Gimlets Recipe