A Tasty Gimlet to Ring in the New Year

Hands down, this is my one of my top two favorite cocktails of all time.  But be careful – the lime flavor combined with the simple syrup is so, ahem, tasty, that if you don’t closely monitor, this cocktail will sneak up on you and haunt you all through New Year’s Day, if you catch my drift.

San Juan Parent Gimlet

First, make the simple syrup. Make this ahead of time! This will keep in the refrigerated for a couple of weeks in a mason jar.

Simple Syrup
1 c water
2 c sugar
Boil water, add sugar, stir to dissolve. Let it come to room temperature before putting in the frig.

Now, squeeze some limes. I’m not a big fan of kitchen gadgets, but check out this very, very important device. If you don’t already have one, treat yourself! You can get them almost anywhere.

San Juan Parent Lime Juicer

It will make your life so much easier and you get way more juice from your lime than if you squeeze by hand.

Ok, you’re ready! Get your cocktail shaker and combine the following with a couple of ice cubes:

2 Tablespoons simple syrup
juice of 2 limes
3 shots vodka

Shake it up and serve. This recipe makes two Gimlets.



San Juan Parent

SJPmama is the schemer, founder, and the editor at San Juan Parent.  She created San Juan Parent because she wanted to find fun activities for families that would tire her kids out and make them go to bed at a decent hour. She has been banging away on computers for longer than she can remember and freelances at various tech jobs. She considers herself extremely lucky to have such awesome friends and family who are willing to let SJP feature their stories on the interwebs.

Photo Credit by Laura Musselman

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Erika Story
Founder, Co-Editor, Master of the Keyboard. Erika is the mom to two fabulous young ladies: an almost teenager and a nine year old who continuously amaze her and show her that the path to awesomeness doesn’t always come in predictable packages. In addition to managing the backend of SJP, Erika freelances for various IT jobs and loves every minute of her life with her family in Western Colorado.
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