How was your week? Long? Thankfully, we are so close to the weekend! It’s almost time to kick your feet up and relax with a refreshing cocktail. A lot of my girlfriends, and I, enjoy an excellent martini. One of our favorites is a Lemon Drop Martini. This cocktail is refreshing, sweet, and tart. I have made this cocktail homemade but also have found Stirrings Lemon Drop Martini Mix at my local Publix. The company Stirring prides itself on using real juice and triple filtered water. What that means for us, is that the mix won’t give you that weird sugary feeling at the back of your throat. The homemade Lemon Drop Martini recipe is tarter than the mix, and the mix is sweeter than the homemade recipe. Pick which favor fits your taste buds, or try both ways! The key to a perfect Martini is a chilled glass and vodka, as well as the perfect balance between sweet and sour. If the vodka is not cold, the alcohol taste will be robust and unpleasant, so make sure you freeze your vodka for at least a couple of hours. Don’t have a few hours to wait? I have a life hack to help you out! All you have to do is wrap the vodka bottle in a wet paper towel, and place in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Then, you are ready to go! Cheers!
2 cups frozen vodka
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1 lemon, thinly sliced
Combine the vodka, lemon juice, and sugar and pour into a cocktail shaker with ice. Rim the glass with superfine sugar. Pour into martini glasses and garnish with lemon slices.