The Lemon Drop Martini is an extremely well-established classic. It’s sweet enough to disguise the alcohol flavor, so it’s popular with occasional and social drinkers. It actually tastes very much like the candy for which it was named.
Lemon Drop Martinis are great for drinking on a night out dancing. And they’re one of those rare drinks that most bartenders can reliably get right. They’re also wonderful as a dessert drink.
- 1 1/2 ounces vodka
- 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
- 3/4 ounce lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
Fill a sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with a lemon slice or twist.halfway with ice cubes. Pour in all the ingredients. Shake only until the sugar is dissolved (so as to avoid bruising the alcohol). Strain the mixture into a