It’s Friday night and I’m burned out from the ol’ working week. Yet there’s still some life in me! So I sat a spell (ok, laid under my down comforter and looked at FB), then trotted over to the liquor store, followed by the food co-op for some gimlet fixins. Cheers to the liquor store proprietor who helped my tired soul chose this drink over white wine.
Behold! The paleo gimlet recipe I whipped up! Gimlets: no calories, no carbs, super easy! Sidenote: I’ve always wanted to name a pet Gimlet, ever since I had my first one in some fancy bar near Washington Square Park. My memory of the night is blurry, but I was in love. With lime and vodka in a martini glass. Without further ado…
1 oz. vodka (Just buy good vodka. I’ve been digging Real Russian, the name of which doesn’t do it justice. It’s made by a Ruski. Tito’s (Texan) Vodka is highly regarded by people I regard highly. Ketel One’s quite passable.)
0.5 oz. lime juice
2-3 oz. club soda (I used lime-flavored Klarbrunn, which is my local sparkling soda from Watertown, Wisconsin!)
2-3 drops of liquid stevia or the equivalent of powdered stevia
Mix in a shaker with ice (or, if you’re minus a shaker like me, in your Kleen Kanteen!) and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with lime if you’re feelin’ fancy.
Then write and listen to the new Sleater-Kinney. The combo is to die for. Have a great weekend!
(Gimlets always make me think of Gimli, the dwarf from LOTR. You know, son of Gloin? I’m really not that big of a stereotypical nerd. I just retain words and literature. Cheers!)