SIMPLE Lemon Drop Martini

SIMPLE Lemon Drop - a great simple signature cocktail for your next party #cocktails #martini #lemondrop #drinks #partydrinks

Are you looking for a refreshing cocktail that you can whip up in a hurry? Try a lemon drop martini. All you need are four simple ingredients to shake up one of these delicious martinis for you and your friends.

The Lemon Drop Martini is an extremely well-established classic. It’s sweet enough to disguise the alcohol flavor, so it’s popular with occasional and social drinkers.  It  tastes very much like the candy for which it was named.

Unfortunately this classic drink has gotten beaten down in the bars and restaurants, resulting in a overly sweet sugary disaster.

Vodka is the base of this drink.  It is basically flavorless, which is a good thing.  This enables the lemon flavor to come front and center.  The beautiful part of this drink is its simplicity.

Simple syrup is an optional component to this drink.  Experiment to your taste.

If you find you have some time, try infusing the vodka with freshly cut lemons in a glass pitcher for a few hours.

WHAT TO PAIR WITH A LEMON DROP

The bright light flavor of a lemon drop can handle a substantial savory appetizer.  Try our Bacon Wrapped Dates as a great pairing!

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SIMPLE Lemon Drop - a great simple signature cocktail for your next party #cocktails #martini #lemondrop #drinks #partydrinks

SIMPLE LEMON DROP MARTINI


Ingredients

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  • 1/4 Cup Vodka
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Triple Sec
  • 2 Tablespoons Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice (1/2 large lemon)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Simple Syrup (see below)
  • Ice
  • Lemon sugar, for glass rim

SIMPLE SYRUP RECIPE:

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Sugar

Instructions

TO MAKE LEMON SUGAR:

  1. Add sugar to a plate then zest a little lemon on top. Rub the zest into the sugar with your fingers until combined.

TO MAKE THE LEMON DROP:

  1. Moisten the rim of a chilled martini glass with lemon, turn the glass upside down and twist into the lemon sugar, set aside.
  2. Add vodka, triple sec, lemon juice, simple syrup and a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake for 30 seconds or until very cold. Pour into the prepared martini glass and serve immediately.

TO MAKE SIMPLE SYRUP:

  1. Add water and sugar to a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook, swirling the pan occasionally, until the sugar has completely dissolved. Cool then store in an airtight container, in the fridge, up to

Notes

TO MAKE BY THE PITCHER (4 glasses):
1 Cup Vodka, 1/4 Cup Triple Sec, 1/2 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice, 1/4 Cup Simple Syrup


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Joy
    December 28, 2019 at 1:50 am

    We made a pitcher of these and they were delicious!! We might have made another pitcher

  • Reply
    Jackie
    December 30, 2019 at 12:20 am

    So good

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