Sunday, July 30, 2017

ITALIAN-STYLE LEMON DROP MARTINI

The lemon drop is a vodka based cocktail that is sweet, sour, and lemony. It was invented in the 1970s in a bar in San Francisco. This is an Italian-Style Lemon Drop because in place of simple syrup or sugar, I added an ounce of Limoncello. It's not too sweet this way.


Juice of 1 medium lemon
2 oz Triple Sec or Contreau
1 oz Limoncello
4 oz vodka

Place two martini glasses in your freezer for at least one hour.

In a small pitcher or cocktail shaker, fill half way with ice cubes.
Add the lemon juice, Triple Sec or Contreau, Limoncello, and vodka.
Stir or shake to combine.

Remove martini glasses from freezer and rub the rims of each with a lemon wedge.
Dip in a saucer or bowl of granulated sugar.
Strain martini into the two glasses and garnish with a lemon peel or sliced lemon.

Makes 2 drinks




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