Us Southern girls love lemon. Lemon bars, lemon in our Sweet Tea, lemon for our hair in the summer to add a few natural highlights. Now that I’m no longer pregnant, I couldn’t wait to whip up this homemade recipe for one of my favorite fun-cocktails–Lemon Drop Martinis. I have many good memories of this wonderful cocktail recipe during the annual Kappa Alpha Theta Kite Flight celebration in college. This annual party was filled with tables piled high of Crawfish Boil, live music and dancing with my favorite sorority sisters. This was also one celebration where we indulged in delicious Lemon Drop Martinis.
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- 4 oz Citron Vodka
- 1-1/2 oz Cointreau
- 2 oz lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1-1/2 oz simple syrup or agave syrup
- lemon wedge
- raw sugar for garnish
For any martini, especially this one, start by filling your martini glass with ice and water. Let sit for several minutes.
In a shaker, combine the vodka, Cointreau, lemon juice and simple syrup or agave syrup, and ice. Shake until chilled. Dump out your martini glass.
Run the edge of your martini glass under running water by slowly turning it under the water. Place the martini glass, upside down, onto a plate that is filled with a small layer of sugar, thus creating your sugar rim for the martini.
Using a strainer, pour the vodka mixture into your martini glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge. Enjoy!
*Raw *Gluten-Free *High Fructose Corn Syrup-Free