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Lemon Drop Cocktail

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Could this really be The Perfect Lemon Drop? Why yes it could, and is! True story (if we don't say so ourselves :-). What makes it so "perfect" you might ask? We think the trick is having fresh lemon simple syrup to add along with the fresh lemon juice. Also, there really is something to rimming the glass with sugar and then putting it in the freezer. Having that lovely sugar-rimmed-extra-cold-glass to sip your refreshing cocktail out of really does make just that wonderful difference. Yum. We used sugared lemon peel to garnish our glasses but a lemon twist or lemon slice is just as wonderful.....Oh and as an added fun thing to do....we occasionally drop fresh raspberries into the bottom of the glass!! It's fun and pretty and the raspberries are delicious when you get to the bottom of your cocktail!! Have fun with this one......

The Perfect Lemon Drop Martini


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Triple Sec
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon simple syrup
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • shaker filled with ice
  •  superfine sugar, for the martini glass rim
  •  lemon wedge for sugaring rim
  •  lemon twist to garnish


  1. Run the lemon wedge along the outer edge of a martini glass and dip glass rim immediately in sugar or baker's sugar to coat. Chill martini glasses in freezer after sugared.
  2. Add all liquid ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker shake like crazy until your martini has ice shavings infused throughout- about 30 seconds.
  3. Strain martini into the chilled glasses, garnish with a lemon twist or lemon wheel and enjoy!
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