The Lemon Drop cocktail (sometimes known as a Lemon Drop Martini, but that's pretty misleading since it doesn't have much to do with a Martini) is a sweet, citrusy drink that's loosely based on the classic Sidecar.
Be sure to squeeze the lemon juice fresh, and if you want to class it up a bit you can use Cointreau instead of a cheaper triple sec. You also don't need to rim the glass with sugar if you want a less overly-sweet drink, but hey, half the fun is having the Lemon Drop for dessert.
Lemon Drop Martini.
Lemon Drop Ingredients
|2 oz vodka|
|0.5 oz triple sec|
|1 oz simple syrup|
|1 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice|
|Sugar and lemon twist for garnish|
How to make a Lemon Drop
- Coat the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with sugar.
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
- Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a lemon twist and serve.