My all time favorite adult beverage is a Lemon Drop Martini. I've had years of practice in preparing and mixing this citrus treat. A genuine self-taught mixologist!
After several days of physical labor working in the yard (mind you, my hubby did most of the work but I did help "supervise"), I decided to celebrate with a well deserved cocktail. I thought....why not share! Go ahead! Give it a try and it might become your all-time favorite adult beverage too!
Karen's Lemon Drop Martini
2 oz. Vodka (Citron, if you have it)
1/2 oz. Triple Sec or Cointreau
1 1/2 - 2 oz. Simple Syrup* (amount depends on your own personal taste)
Juice from 1/2 of a fresh lemon
Place all ingredients in a martini shaker filled partially with ice. Shake until very cold.
Pour into in a sugar rimmed martini glass. ENJOY!
*Simple Syrup is a mixture of equal parts of sugar and water. Boil slightly to dissolve the sugar, and keep in refrigerator until ready to use.