Friday, January 10, 2014

Meyer Lemon Drop Martini

I had my first Lemon Drop at Ruth Chris in the bar. In fact I had 2, which is one more than I ever drink. It tasted like lemonade and went down really fast. I still am not sure how they are made and to me they are almost like dessert.
But, we just received a basket full of just picked Meyer Lemons and so this is our first try at the Lemon Drop.
Meyer Lemon Drop Martini

8 ounces fresh squeezed Meyer lemons
(about 5-6)
4 ounces vodka (chilled)
3 Tablespoons simple syrup
2 Tablespoons sugar
lemon peel for garnish

to make simple syrup: In a saucepan combine 1/4 cup of water with 1/4 cup of sugar, heat until sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Take two chilled martini glasses out of the freezer. Run a lemon slice around the rim and dip into sugar.
In a cocktail shaker, pour in lemon juice, vodka and simple syrup. Fill with ice cubes and shake. Strain and pour into prepared glasses. Top with lemon peel and serve.

No comments:

Post a Comment