The vodka gimlet is said to have shown up as a variation on the gin gimlet, sometime in the 1970s and 80’s.  We’d like to think that Studio54 and all those NYC disco patrons needed to cool off with something cold, strong and more straightforward than its juniper cousin. But who knows…? 

1 oz Lime juice

1 oz simple syrup

1 oz cranberry juice cocktail

2 oz Upstate Vodka

Combine all ingredients into a Boston shaker. Add ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel.

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