If the thought of whipping up individual artisanal cocktails for a crowd sounds like a summer bummer--and it does, we're not judging you--fret not: we have a solution that's sure to save the day, and it's called the Vodka Gimlish. Nicknamed by our own Hillary Kerr (who not only knows how to co-found Who What Wear, Byrdie, and little old us, but also knows her way behind the bar), the drink is a fuss-free mash-up of a proper Mad Men cocktail and a slushie. In other words: just the sort of lime-y libation that you want to share on a sweltering afternoon.
1 cup of vodka (we use Kettle One)
1 cup of fresh lime juice
simple syrup, if you insist (we don't use it)
sugar (for the rim of the glass)
(Serves 1-4: depending on your level of thirst--wink)
1. Combine vodka and lime juice in a 2-cup glass measuring bowl. Mix to combine and then stick in freezer for approximately 1 hour.
2. While the Vodka Gimlish is getting cold, sugar the rim of four mini martini glasses and place in freezer also.
3. Once the cocktail has semi-frozen to a slushie state, give it a stir, pour in your glasses, and serve.
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