The Perfect Lemon Drop Martini
The Lemon Drop Martini is a bartender's best kept secret! It is easy and cost effective to make and everybody loves them! You can make these a few at a time or mix up as a big batch cocktail for a party. Perfect for Friday nights, bridal showers, Easter brunch, or summer BBQs. (See recipe video above.)
To Make Sugar To Rim Glasses
- 1/3 cup sugar
- Zest of 1 giant lemon or 2 medium lemons
To Make Martinis
- 3/4 cup lemonade good quality lemonade Simply Lemonade is excellent or use fresh lemons make your own
- 2 shots lemon vodka I used 360 Sorrento Lemon Vodka
To Make Your Own Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
- 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- ½ cup granulated sugar or ultra fine granulated baking sugar
- 2 cups water or club soda
Place martini glasses in freezer to chill while you prepare the drinks.
Start by making sugar to rim the glasses. Zest one or two lemons.
Choose a small dish with sides big enough to dip the rim of the glass you plan to use. Combine the 1/3 cup sugar and lemon zest together in the bowl. Use your fingers to mash/squish it together until thoroughly mixed.
Take a small slice of lemon and rub around the entire rim of the chilled glass. Dip the damp rim into your sugar mixture and set the glass aside to dry.
Select a high quality lemonade or make your own by combining fresh squeezed lemon juice and granulated sugar with water, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved.
To make two martinis combine ¾ cup lemonade with 2 shots vodka. Shake over ice in a cocktail shaker and serve in chilled, sugar rimmed glasses. Drink and repeat!
Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Sugar: 33g