How to Make a Perfect Lemon Drop Martini
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|A Refreshing Lemon Drop Martini|
In my opinion, cocktails, like the Lemon Drop Martini, deserve a little pomp and circumstance in the preparation, the presentation, and the enjoying. First, be sure you have the right tools to make your cocktail to avoid frustration and mess. Luckily, all you'll need to make this martini is a good shaker, an ounces measuring glass, and lovely martini glasses.
|The Necessary Tools for a Lemon Drop Martini|
The first thing to do when preparing your Lemon Drop Martini is to sugar the rim of the martini glass. It is simple to do and worth the time. Just take a piece of lemon and run it around the rim of the glass. Pour some granulated or sparkling sugar onto a plate and dip the edge of the glass in the sugar. Set the glass aside to allow the sugar to harden onto the rim.
You'll also want to prepare your simple syrup ahead of time. Do not buy simple syrup. It is silly. Just mix equal parts water and granulated sugar together and heat gently. Stir until all the sugar dissolves. Cool the syrup and chill until you are ready to use it. Any leftovers can be used as a sweetener for other drinks, especially iced tea and iced coffee.
Be sure to chill your martini glass before serving the martini with a couple of ice cubes in some water.
Shake your cocktail in the shaker with ice until the shaker is completely frosted. You want your cocktail C-O-L-D!
|Four Ingredient Lemon Drop Martini|
Lemon Drop MartiniPrinter Friendly Recipe (for one or four servings)
Makes One Cocktail
- Two ounces Vodka
- 1/2 ounce Triple Sec
- One ounce fresh lemon juice
- One ounce simple syrup
- Lemon twist or wedge for garnish
2. Sugar the rim of your martini glass and set aside.
3. Prepare your lemon garnish for the cocktail, either a lemon twist or a lemon wheel.
4. Chill the martini glass with ice and water.
5. Measure the vodka, Triple Sec, lemon juice and simple syrup into your shaker with ice.
6. Shake enthusiastically, until the outside of the shaker is frosty.
7. Discard the water from the glass. Pour the cocktail into the glass. Garnish. Serve with a colorful cocktail napkin.
The presentation is important. Don't forget to garnish your Lemon Drop Martini with a lemon twist or a slice of lemon. The garnish adds a little something special. The cocktail napkin is also a necessity. Keep an assortment on hand and choose one the reflects the occasion. Lemon Drop Martinis are for celebration.
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