Limey

Difford's Guide

Serve in a

Martini glass

Garnish:

Lime zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

2 fl oz Lime flavoured vodka
1/2 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/2 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°brix)
1/6 fl oz Lime cordial (sweetened lime juice)
3 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
1/2 fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)
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Review:

A rust coloured drink with a delicately sour flavour.

History:

Created by yours truly (Simon Difford) in 2001 and named this drink after the British Naval tradition of mixing lime juice with spirits in an attempt to prevent scurvy. This practice gained British sailors the nickname 'limeys'.

Nutrition:

One serving of Limey contains 194 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 17.75% alc./vol. (35.5° proof)
  • 19.7 grams of pure alcohol
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