This Lemon Drop Cocktail Recipe Will Melt Away The Midwinter Blues

During this time of year, it seems like the winter will never end. If the grey skies got you down, lift your spirits with a Lemon Drop. This vodka-based cocktail's often referred to as a Lemon Drop martini, but it's actually closer to a classic sour. It has roots in 1970s San Francisco bar culture, and is known for a burst of citrusy freshness and a tangy lemon flavor. If you're looking for a way to revitalize your senses, the Lemon Drop will remind you of sunny days and outdoor gatherings. Before you know it, it'll be summertime.

Lemon Drop Ingredients

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 3/4 oz Triple Sec
  • 3/4 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Agave Syrup
  • Lemon twist, for garnish

How To Make a Lemon Drop

  1. Fill a shaker with ice then add vodka, triple sec, lemon juice, and agave syrup.
  2. Shake the ingredients vigorously for 15 seconds, then strain the mixture into a chilled martini or coupe glass.
  3. Garnish with a twist of lemon for a vibrant visual and aromatic touch.

Remember to chill your glass before you make your cocktail. For an extra touch of elegance, rim the glass with sugar before straining the cocktail. Simply dip the rim into a plate with a layer of sugar for a sweet contrast that enhances the overall experience of the Lemon Drop.

Lemon Drop Riff

Inject a burst of berry into your Lemon Drop by muddling a few fresh berries (such as raspberries or blackberries) in the shaker before adding the other ingredients. This remix adds a delightful twist, transforming your classic Lemon Drop into a fruity and colorful sensation.

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