Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thirsty Thursday

To me, this drink just screams summertime! Although it is very refreshing anytime.

Lemon Drop Cocktail

1-1/2 to 2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce could use, in a dire emergency, Triple Sec or Grand Marnier, but you really do want this to be as good as it can be, don't you? I thought so!
1 teaspoon simple make simple syrup mix 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. When cool you are good to go.
1 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
Ice cubes
Superfine (or regular) sugar for dipping the rim
Lemon peel twist for garnish
Mix the vodka, orange liqueur, sugar, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice; shake well for 20 to 30 seconds. Pour strained liquor into sugar-rimmed martini glass and garnish with lemon twist.
**note: to get a nice sugar rim that sticks to the glass, use the leftover lemon rind from juicing to wet the rim of your martini glass before dipping it into the sugar.




  1. Daughter-in-law Amy LOVES Lemon Drops!!

  2. I will belly-on up to your bar any ol' happy hour, my friend! You make the best libations, even if they are virtual. :) xoxo

  3. That does look good!
    I enjoyed my visit to your blog...I found you on chitchatroom!