Happy Hour #1: Vodka Gimlet

I had a really quiet, relaxing two week break from work during the holidays.  This was my first week back at work and a week at work really reminds me how much I enjoy the weekends.

So I thought I'd start something new.  Every Friday I'll kick off the weekend by sharing a drink I found and tried from Pinterest.  This week it's a vodka gimlet.

I'm a big fan of Mad Men (check out my Mad Men Pinterest board!)  Fans of Mad Men know that the vodka gimlet is a popular drink on the show.  I certainly don't drink as much as the characters at Sterling Cooper, but I've never had a gimlet, Netflix mailed me the next disk in Mad Men season 5, and it's Friday, so a vodka gimlet it is!

Wow!  I can't believe anyone drinks this!  It was so sour, my mouth wouldn't unpucker for a full minute!  I added about a quarter cup of simple syrup and that helped a bit.  It tasted a little more like a very sour limeade.  Glad I tried it, but it's not my favorite drink!

The recipes and proportions are from AMC's site and pinned from the Efficent Drinker

I'm curious - what's your favorite drink?


  1. Vodka gimlets are our favorite "wedding drink" among our friends. Try this recipe before you decide:
    2 oz Vodka
    1 oz Rose's Lime Juice
    Splash of Water
    Fresh Lime Wedges

    Rose's Lime juice readily available in super markets

  2. Looks like a good drink to try tonight!

  3. I've never had a gimlet and after your review I don't think I ever will lol. Lately I've been loving Salted Caramel Vodka..Yum!

    Thanks for sharing your posts with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :)


  4. That sounds good! I think my personal preference is just for sweeter drinks. I hope you'll come back next Friday for another new cocktail idea!


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