Friday, January 27, 2012

Lemon Drop Martini

This time of the year I crave citrus.  I don't know if it is the cold, the dark or just that there isn't much in the way of nice fresh fruit in the grocery, other than citrus, right now.  So because I am feeling a little (o.k. a lot) sour from the Packers' defeat (and football season is officially over) and I am craving citrus, we have the Lemon Drop Martini.
This recipe came from the Bar Book.  It was a birthday present from my friend Jim.  I'm sure many of my drinks of the week will come from this book.  It is quite extensive in the choices and selection of different drinks, with alcohol and without.  Hmmm...a drink of the week without alcohol?  That would be different!  In the meantime, enjoy this week's selection.

Lemon Drop Martini
The Bar Book, Mittie Hellmich

1 1/2 oz. lemon vodka
1 oz. Grand Marnier
1 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice

rub lemon wedge along edge of martini glass, dip in sugar to rim glass.  Pour vodka, Grand Marnier and lemon juice into shaker, fill with ice.  Shake until very cold. Strain into prepared glass.  Makes 1 drink.
This is a tart drink.  If you like yours a little sweeter, like my husband does, add a teaspoon of simple syrup or to taste.

January 27, 2012     Daylight 6 hours, 18 minutes, 44 seconds     Current Temp. -38ºF

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