On Good Friday, I had a very enjoyable evening with Bud, eating nachos, watching TV, and drinking Lemon Drop Martinis. I have discovered over the years that when I do drink a mixed drink, I prefer something tart--my days of peach schnapps are long over!
My brother introduced me to the Lemon Drop, and I am lucky enough to have his recipe, and my sweetie Bud ready to mix up a drink at a moment's notice. My brother also makes a wicked Margarita, but that's for another blog.
Here's the Lemon Drop Recipe:
1 oz Fresh squeezed lemon juice
1.5 oz Simple Syrup (equal parts sugar and water, heated over the stove until the sugar dissolves. Store in the fridge)
2 oz Lemon Vodka
It's really important to use fresh squeezed lemon juice. The artificial stuff tastes terrible. And, you have an excuse to buy a really nifty juicer!
Just dump it all into a shaker, add a few ice cubes, and shake until chilled. This recipe makes two drinks. You can adjust the simple syrup to make it sweeter or more tart. I usually immediately have Bud make another batch, although two is my limit. Well, probably three is my limit.
Give them a try if you're looking for a new drink. I love 'em! I believe my days of drinking beer out of a plastic bucket are over. There are some good things about growing older! This is one of them.