A tasty gimlet drink recipe uses 2 1/2 ounces of gin, 1/2 ounce of lime juice, 1/2 ounce of simple syrup and a twist of lime, according to Liquor.com. Shake the first three ingredients vigorously together with ice, then strain the mixture into a martini glass, and garnish with the twist of lime or a lime wheel.
The proportions of all three of the liquids can be adjusted according to taste. Some recipes call for a gimlet that is mostly gin, with only a small amount of lime juice added, while others call for equal amounts of gin and lime juice. To find which version is the tastiest, start with the recommended recipe, and add more lime juice as needed. The same applies to the simple syrup; start with the recommended recipe, and add more to taste.
Vodka can be substituted for gin, or triple sec can be added to the mix, according to Drinks Mixer. Pimm's, an alcoholic fruit cup, can be added as well, according to The Bar. The Bar also recommends another variation that uses British-style lemonade instead of the lime juice and simple syrup. British-style lemonade is fizzier and less strongly flavored than the American style.