Tuesday, April 13, 2010
A Lime Cocktail
Off to the trusty Playboy's Bartenders Guidebook I went and I found an old fashioned sounding drink called a vodka gimlet. It is made with three simple components; the lime juice, the vodka and simple syrup. Simple syrup is a mainstay in bars and it consists of 1 part sugar to 1 equal part water, heated until the sugar dissolves completely and then chilled. This will stay in the fridge for a very long time.
The gimlet was delightful. Very limey with just the nicest hint of sweetness and of course, the nice neutral kick of the vodka. Now what to do with the other limes??
(This recipe can be made in any quantity by just following the ratios of ingredients listed)
4 parts vodka
2 parts lime juice
1 part simple syrup
Put all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 30 or 40 times until well chilled and then pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice of lime and enjoy.