Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Lemon Drop Martini
My husband is not a big drinker. You are talking about a guy that will often start a beer, and not finish it. Luckily for the economy I have never had quite the affliction. About a week ago, I was wanting a tangy drink. I have never had a lemon drop martini, but in my mind that is what I wanted. This is my lemon drop recipe. My husband has asked for it almost every night since. I am beginning to think I have created a monster!
2 shots (1.5 ounce) of vodka
1 shot of fresh lemon juice (about a medium size lemon)
1 ounce (or just a hair less for me) of agave syrup… I really use about ¾ an once, but it is an eyeball thing
Sugar to rim the glass
I just love a rimmed glass. Do not ask me why. I don’t think it is a flavor thing… I think it is a presentation thing. It just feels more special. I could never get it right before and a couple years back I read you should use lemon to coat the rim (I was using water) and like magic it worked. So start with slicing of a bit of lemon and rimming the glass, and set that lemon wedge aside for squeezing later. I put about 2 tbs of sugar in a dish and than flip my glass on to the dish and give it a little twist in the sugar.
Fill your cocktail shaker about ½ -¾ full crushed ice. Add to it your ingredients (1 ounce is 2 tablespoons if that helps) and shake really well. Note if you don’t have agave syrup, and lets face it…not many of us do, you can use a simple syrup. Pour into glass. Be careful, these go down extraordinarily easy. The recipe makes 2 drinks.