Lemony, sweet, sour and super easy to make. This Lemon Drop Cocktail is the perfect drink to bring in the sunshine any day!
I absolutely love lemons! My family jokes that I always add lemon juice and/or lemon zest to everything. My answer? Well – yes, almost everything! Lemon wakes up other flavors and honestly I can’t help it. It’s like my secret weapon in the kitchen. I cook with it, I garnish with it and I even clean with it! I guess my family is right, I am kind of a lemon freak!
This Lemon Drop recipe is incredibly easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. If you are a martini fan this lemon drop martini recipe is the drink for you!
Lemon Drop Cocktail
The Lemon Drop cocktail is a vodka-based cocktail that was developed sometime in the 1970s in a bar in San Francisco, California. It is also called Lemon Drop Martini.
One of the reason why I love this recipe, is because it uses superfine sugar instead of simple syrup. Yes, simple syrup is as the name says – super simple to make – but when I want to have a cocktail in no time – the last thing I want to do is make and cool simple syrup!
- If you don’t have super fine sugar handy, don’t worry! Place some regular white sugar in a small food processor or grinder and process – just pulse it a couple of times. Don’t over do it or you will end up with a powdery mess.
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- This recipe is adapted from What’s Cooking America – Best Lemon Drop
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Lemon Drop Cocktail
- 1 ½ ounces good quality vodka
- 1/2 ounce Triple Sec
- 1 teaspoon superfine sugar or to taste
- 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- Ice cubes
- Superfine sugar for dipping the glasses
- Lemon, thinly sliced
- In a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice, add the vodka, triple sec, sugar and lemon juice. Shake well.
- Take a lemon wedge and rub the top edge area of the martini glass. Dip the edge into the superfine sugar.
- Pour the drink into a sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with a lemon slice.
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