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Make a Sweet-and-sour Lemon Drop Martini

Hands-On Time: 5 min
Ready In: 5 min
Yield: 1

This delectable concoction tastes remarkably like the candy for which it was named. Very popular, especially with the ladies, serve this kicky cocktail with flair in a sugar-rimmed martini glass.


1 1/2 ounce citrus flavored or regular vodka
1 ounce limoncello liqueur
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1 slice lemon


Simple syrup is very easy to prepare. Place equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan and heat until sugar is dissolved. The mixture lasts a week or so in the fridge. You can also heat the mixture in the microwave.

1. Rub the rim of a martini glass with the edge of a cut lemon. Place a thin layer of sugar on a plate and dip the rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
2. Fill a cocktail shaker 1/2 full with ice cubes. Add the vodka, limoncello, lemon juice, and simple syrup and shake vigorously.
3. Strain into the prepared martini glass and garnish with a slice of lemon. Serve immediately.

Find more recipes from Alison Needham at her blog: A Girl Defloured

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