Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lemon Drop Martini

Time for Giz to run away from the cold of Toronto and spend some time in warmer climes. I do have to admit, though, that the winter this year has been extremely moderate so really not too much to complain about. As in past years, we have some fun with mixology while we're on vacation. The good news is that the Betty Ford Center is only minutes away. Last year's drink of choice was an Appletini . This year we checked the Food Network and found a Lemon Drop Martini. Tart and sweet, let me just put a caveat on this drink - go slow and savour. It has an incidious kick to it, but oh so yummy.


1 ½ ounces vodka
½ ounce triple sec (you could use Cointreau)
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
4 -5 ice cubes superfine sugar, for the martini glass rim lemon twists


Chill martini glasses in freezer for at least 10 minutes prior to serving.
Place Vodka, Triple Sec, lemon juice and sugar into a cocktail shaker with 4-5 ice cubes and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
Run the lemon twist around the edge of the chilled martini glass and dunk in a small amount of sugar for a coated rim.
Pour the strained martini into the chilled glasses and serve.


That Girl said...

It's been a weird winter in California too - just a warning.

AND make sure you check out the new Savory Spice Shop on El Paseo - it's amazing.

giz said...

That Girl - Thanx for the heads up and yes the weather is a bit off this year. If you're thinking of coming to the Food and Wine Show, let me know

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I'm ready for a lemon drip martini Giz and some warm climes.

Anonymous said...

Did I hear Martini?
Ohmygosh! That photo is making my mouth water .. and pucker. lol
I'm adding it to my marti list for the next time the girls come over.

Kay Johnson