Retro Cocktail Recipe : Vodka Gimlet

Posted by Meagan Kyla on
Tagged: cocktails

Like a lot of classic cocktails, there are a lot of variations and the Vodka Gimlet is no exception. The inspiration for finding this cocktail was due to a customer coming into the store looking to dress for a Mad Man style party, so I was pondering about what type of cocktails the characters on the show drink. I came across this Vodka Gimlet recipe on the AMC Mad Men page, but I decided to modify it a little to my taste seeing as there are a few variations that looked tasty to me.

Interesting facts:

  • A description of the drink in 1928 read, "gin, a spot of lime and soda" (Gimlet's can be made with both vodka or gin)
  • B Movie director Ed Wood's favorite drink is a vodka gimlet
  • The Gimlet is rumored to be named after British Royal Navy Surgeon, Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Gimlet KCB who allegedly gave this cocktail to sailors to introduce lime juice as anti-scurvy medication.

Ingredients: (Mad Men recipe)

1 1/2 oz. Vodka

3/4 oz. Lime juice

3-4 Lime wedges

*I add 1/2 tsp. agave syrup as other recipes call for Rosie's sweetened lime juice

Method:

Shake vodka and lime juice (andsweetner if you'd like) into ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into an ice-filled rocks with 3-4 lime slices. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

 

Simple and refreshing, it's a tasty classic summer cocktail!

 

Cheers!

--Meagan Kyla

Tagged: cocktails

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