Lemon Drop Martini
When I was younger, the Lemon Drop was a popular shot for college kids. But we’ve all grown up, and so has the Lemon Drop. Allow me to introduce you to the Lemon Drop Martini -a refreshingly tart, not cloyingly sweet cocktail. The key is to balance sour and sweet with fresh lemon juice along with a lemon sugar rim on the glass.
1/2 cup granulated sugar (finely granulate works too)
Zest of 1 lemon
Combine zest and sugar in a bowl. Rub the rim of a martini glass with a lemon wedge.
Dip rim on of the glass in the lemon sugar. Set aside.
In a shaker full of ice, combine:
2 ounces Citrus vodka
1 1/2 ounces fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce Triple Sec or Cointreau
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Shake well to combine. Double strain into the martini glass. Serve immediately.