Lemon Drop Martinis

Wednesday, March 23

This is just a better version of my fresh squeezed mint lemonade. It is super easy to make and great for any cocktail party.


Juice of 3 fresh squeezed lemons
2 Tb. superfine sugar or simple syrup
3 fresh mint leaves
2 ounces vodka (or 1.5 oz. vodka and .5 oz. triple sec)
Ice
sugar for rim of martini glass

Simple syrup is a staple in many drinks. It’s great to use because you don’t have to worry about having undissolved sugar in your drinks. It is super easy to make. Just make sure you make it in advance to allow it time to cool before using.

To prepare the syrup add one cup sugar and one cup water to a pan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and allow it to cool.

Start by rubbing the rim of the martini glass with a lemon slice and dip into a plate of sugar. Next add the lemon juice, vodka, sugar and mint to a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake well and pour into glass. Top with a lemon twist.

 

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