Lemon Drop MartiniLemon Drop Martini with a twist

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It’s been a long winter y’all! I’m totally ready for spring. We’ve been getting a few teasing glimpses of what’s to come. The sun is finally out and the temps are rising. Although (dare I say) I heard we might get Nor’easter later this week!? Crazy. The temperature fluctuations within a single day are insane. It’s all part of living in Connecticut. We have learned to wear layers.

One day, I will post photos so you can see what I see. But, behind our house is a mini forest of trees, replete with a little stream that runs behind a stone wall. Right now, the trees are completely bare and we have glimpses of our neighbor’s homes. But come spring, all that will change. It will start as an almost imperceptible green haze in March, and just a few days later there will be no mistaking that a new season has arrived.

Lately I’ve been dreaming about Lemon Drop Martinis. I usually stick to wine and beer in the winter months, and when spring rolls around – it is definitely time for something new. I think that my taste buds are longing for some acid, in the form of citrus.

Here’s my take on how to change-up a martini to make it a little different and fun! This is a nod to the classic Lemon Drop, using a scoop of lemon sorbet instead of simple syrup. It starts cold and tangy and ends on an icy sugary note. This drink tastes like lemonade, but don’t let the sweetness fool you.

emon Drop Martini with a twist

Lemon Drop Martini Ingredients:

1 & 1/2 oz of your favorite vodka
1/2 oz triple sec
3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 small scoop of lemon sorbet (use a small spoon or a melon baller)

Lemon Drop Martini Instructions:

Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice, add the vodka, triple sec and lemon juice
Shake vigorously for about 10 seconds
Strain into a coupe and garnish with a scoop of lemon sorbet and a twisted peel of lemon

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Lemon Drop Martini