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Cocktails with Lime

Prep Time:

5 minutes or less

Cook Time:






About the Recipe

After we end a lovely day of sailing and are on the hook, on a mooring ball, or are docked in a marina, we thirst for a well earned cocktail here on American Honey. Most of us love a sweet and sour quencher and we realize that sometimes the alcohol we used varies by we have on hand. The good news? You can make a snappy cocktail with very few ingredients in no time at all. Remember this ratio: 2 oz alcohol, 0.5 oz simple syrup (or other sweetener), and 0.5 oz lime juice or other citrus (fresh squeezed is best IMHO, but use what you have!). Shake with ice and strain into whatever cocktail glass you have on hand. Be careful - these go down WAY too easy!


  • 2 oz clear alcohol of choice (we love Hope Town Lime vodka, Aviation gin, or Bacardi Silver)

  • 0.5 oz lime juice

  • 0.5 oz simple sugar

Find our more about Hope Town vodka here - small batches made in South Carolina and inspired by Hope Town in one of our favorite places on earth, the Abacos Islands in the Bahamas


Step 1

Fill your cocktail shaker about halfway with ice

Step 2

Add alcohol of choice, juice, and simple sugar to the shaker

Step 3

Shake for about 30 seconds or until you achieve the chill of your choice

Step 4

Strain into cocktail glass and garnish (or don't!) with a thin lime wedge

Step 5

Enjoy your tarte, refreshing, delicious vodka gimlet, traditional gimlet, or lime daiquari - cheers!

Check out Elevated Craft for our favorite cocktail shaker

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