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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Lemon Drop Martini Night



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.  
Enjoy!






3 comments:

  1. If only I had the ingredients on hand! Be warned, Mr. Mercer is trying to think of something clever to say about your preference for tart things. Battening down the hatches now to prepare for the first tornado watch of the season -would be more fun to do if I had a Lemon Drop in my hand.....

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  2. Of course this post is for all the people following you who don't know you as well as I do. I've long known that when you get a snootful you really like something tart. Do you remember that party with the...hmmm... actually that night you probably *don't* remember. Well you'll have to come over and watch the video some time.....ha!

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  3. Ah, Ty, remember that contract you signed that said I could sue you if you showed that video?! :"

    Here's to more lemon drops!!

    I also realize that this happened on Saturday, not Friday. See, the damage has already been done--I can't even remember the correct day!

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