Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Hour

Here is a crisp and citrusy change of pace for you cocktail lovers out there; a Lemon Drop. It is simple to make and very easy to go down so be careful! It is good to have some simple syrup made and in the refrigerator when you go to make these. Simple syrup is just 1 part water to 1 part sugar, boiled for a minute or so until the sugar dissolves. It can then be stored in the fridge for a couple of weeks.
I have had these in restaurants with a sugar coated rim but instead, I bashed up some Lemonhead candies into a fine mess and dipped my lemon juice coated rim of the glass into them for a lemon sugar treat!

Lemon Drop Cocktail

2 oz. citrus vodka
1 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
Sugar for the rim of the glass (optional)
Lemon rind twist (optional)

Put 8-10 ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. Add the vodka, syrup and lemon juice into the shaker and shake well for 50-60 shakes. Strain into prepared glass and enjoy.


KandN said...

Sounds like exactly what I'd recommend for the end of everyone's day, if I were a doctor! :>)
I love the addition of the crushed lemon heads!

Rebekah said...

Mmmm. My favorite cocktail! This looks even better with the lemonhead idea.

whack patti said...

Lemonheads, yum!

The Mulligan Family said...

Mmm.... I could really use one of those right about now!