Friday, August 14, 2009

Weekend Cocktails - Lemon Drop

If I keep doing this weekend cocktail series, I guess I'm going to have to invest in a basic bar set, because frankly these are what I'm using for shaking and straining.

Pretty darned sophisticated, huh?!

Well, I guess that would be what you call southern ingenuity! Make do with what you have. So, please also forgive my use of the margarita glass for what clearly should be in a martini glass. I'll try to redeem myself on the next martini glass worthy drink.

Y'all know I love lemonade, so I guess you could say this is like lemonade on steriods. Perfect for the summer cocktail collection but pretty strong stuff that makes for a very loooooong sipping drink for me. This one will last me all night. Happy weekend y'all!

Lemon Drop
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Couple scoops of ice
6 ounces citrus vodka
2 ounces of triple sec
Juice of two lemons, reserve rind for garnish
1 tablespoon of simple syrup, or to taste
Lemon candies and/or lemon curls for garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, triple sec, lemon juice and simple syrup and shake well. Strain into chilled martini (or margarita) glass and garnish with lemon candies and a lemon curl, if desired.
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  1. Holy moly I guess so! All booze and a little lemon LMAO that's my kind of drink! ;-D

  2. Perfect for sipping during the new Mad Men!

  3. I think these little gadgets u use for making those awesome cocktails are cooler and more authentic, hehehe

  4. Oh Mary, how funny! You'd fit right in here in the Ozarks with your canning jar shaker. It's what we would drink your 'Lemon Drop' out of. Nothing like a good 'ol Mason jar. LOL

  5. Yum!!! I need one (or three)...they look awesome. And I use canning jars for everything...I see nothing wrong with it, LOL :D

  6. Mmmmmmm lemon drops! Gotta love a nice cocktail:) I'm making homemade limoncello for Christmas and can't wait to taste the lemony goodness.


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