Recently I was lamenting to a colleague with a culinary degree that none of the cocktail recipes we look up are ever quite right and she helpfully pointed out that I am a twit. Well, OK, she was far more diplomatic than that but I got the salient point. It seems that both chefs and mixologists purposely alter their published recipes just a bit so that while your home version is fine, you need to return to the restaurant/bar for the version that's great. A good strategy but, not in our house...we experiment!
And so, we bring you our version of the Vodka Gimlet, a tasty and powerful concoction sure to relax you after a long, stressful week of work. Don't plan on doing anything that requires coordination and enjoy. Cheers!
2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Simple syrup
Shake well over ice and serve in a cocktail glass garnished with a maraschino cherry.