July 14, 2009
Cocktail Time! Let's Make Lemon Drops!
Last week was one of those weeks. Most people I know were having that kind of week. I saw it with people I know here in Maryland, friends in other cities, people on Twitter/Facebook...The week was just off! Maybe it was the full moon? Maybe it was just a weird alignment of the planets? Who knows! But it was a long, long, long (and did I mention long?) week! On Friday night it was high time to make a cocktail (or two!) ;oP
One of my all time favorite drinks is a Lemon Drop Martini. Most of the time when I make cocktails (which sadly isn't often...The last time I made them was when I was at the beach a few years ago) I'll either make Margaritas or Lemon Drops. Friday was a lemon drop sort of night!
This concoction is the perfect, quick, no fail drink that comes out fabulously time and time again. Sometimes that's just what you need!
What You'll Need:
The juice of six lemons
1 cup of lemon or citrus vodka
1 cup of simple syrup
2 cups of seltzer water
2 cups of ice
Organic cane sugar (optional to rim the glasses)
In a glass pitcher stir together lemon juice, vodka and simple syrup until well mixed. Add seltzer and stir until incorporated. Add ice.
Wet the rim of your glasses and dip into organic cane sugar (optional). Pour drinks into the glasses and serve.
Notes: Someone on Facebook suggested doing this with limes. I'm totally going to have to try that next time!
Posted by Dianne at July 14, 2009 8:23 AM
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I so could have used one of those last night!
Posted by: Dar at July 14, 2009 9:09 AM
It sounds like it to me! Hang in there my friend.
Posted by: Dianne at July 14, 2009 1:00 PM
Wow! This looks so good. I could go for one right now. No lemon or citrus vodka in my liquor cabinet though. Maybe tomorrow night ...
Posted by: gfe--gluten free easily at July 14, 2009 6:29 PM
Hope you enjoy them if you do try the drink! Seriously one of my all time favorites!
Posted by: Dianne at July 14, 2009 6:42 PM
I've had several of those weeks lately--thanks for sharing this! Sounds like grown-up lemonade. =) All I have is plain vodka--do you think I could get away with using that? I was thinking maybe adding some zest to the vodka, letting it sit for a while, then straining it out. I'll have to experiment, I guess.
Posted by: Di at July 19, 2009 9:40 AM
You could most definitely use just regular vodka. I'd be interested to know if the lemon zest worked as well!
Posted by: Dianne at July 19, 2009 6:44 PM
Can't tell if the lemon zest made a difference. Either way, really hits the spot right now!
Posted by: Di at July 19, 2009 9:28 PM
Glad it worked out!
Posted by: Dianne at July 20, 2009 12:47 PM