The Vodka Gimlet was introduced to the British Navy by Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Dilkes in 1869 during his tenure as head of the Royal Navy Medical Department. It was originally referred to as "Tomato Gin" because of its similarity to the Bloody Mary. This cocktail is a mixture of vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup. Today, it is usually served in a cocktail glass but can also be served on the rocks or blended with ice.
¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
¾ ounce simple syrup
1½ ounces vodka
Lime spiral for garnish
1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, simple syrup, and vodka.
2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
3. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass. Garnish with the lime spiral.