Vodka Gimlet Recipe
"Personally, I have a fascination with revitalising old, dusty classic and giving them a new life. Despite being traditionally created using gin and lime cordial, the Gimlet sings truest with Boatyard Vodka. With fresh lime juice, the Gimlet showcases Boatyard Vodka's crisp and refreshing edge.
I always go for smaller glasses where a Gimlet is concerned. The drink relies on being beautifully, bracingly cold and it’s much easier to have a consistent experience with something a tiny bit wee. Smaller glasses also fit in the freezer much easier, with space for buddies. A Nick & Nora, those glasses that were all the trend in fancy cocktail bars a few years ago, is perfect. Essentially, you treat it like any drink made in a martini or a Coupette glass, but more trim and because of its diminutive size more concentratedly delicious.
Usually, I’ll forgo ice altogether with a Gimlet and pre-batch my drink for ease. A pre-dilute batched gimlet spending a few hours in the freezer will take on velvety consistency that can’t be achieved otherwise."
- Jake O'Brien Murphy, Drinks Distilled Spirits Guide
What you need
- Boatyard Vodka
- Sugar syrup
- Fresh lime juice
- Peels of lime zest
- Ice cubes
- Mixing glass and strainer
- Coupe glass or Nick and Nora glass
- Put your Coupe glass or Nick and Nora glass in the fridge to chill (for between 30-60 minutes).
- Pour 20ml fresh lime juice, 50ml vodka and 15ml sugar syrup into the mixing glass with a few ice cubes and 3 lime peels.
- Stir until the mixing glass mists up.
- Strain the mixture into your chilled glass, express lime oils across the top and garnish with a lime twist.