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Made with either vodka or the more traditional gin, the lime-spiked gimlet was created by an early 20th century British naval surgeon to combat scurvy.

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • Ice
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 1 1/4 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 large pasteurized egg white (optional)
  • 1 heaping teaspoon powdered sugar

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the ingredients, shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Published April 2005

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