Lemon Drop Martini

Lemon juice and zest, orange flavored liqueur and citrus flavored vodka make this martini delicious.


1 serving (about 1 2/3 cups simple syrup)

Simple Syrup Ingredients

1 cup water
1 cup granulated (white) sugar

Martini Ingredients

2 cups granulated (white) sugar
grated peel of 1 medium lemon (2 to 3 teaspoons)
1/4 cup citrus-flavored or plain vodka
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons orange-flavored liqueur
edible flower


Make Simple Syrup: In small saucepan, heat water and sugar over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture simmers and sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cool.

While syrup is cooling, in small bowl, stir together sugar and lemon peel. Moisten rim of martini glass with lemon wedge. Dip rim in sugar mixture. Chill glass in freezer until ready to use.

In a cocktail shaker, add vodka, lemon juice, liqueur, 1 1/2 tablespoons Simple Syrup and a handful of ice; shake until well mixed.

Pour through a strainer into prepared glass; garnish with edible flower.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

Additional Information

Look for edible flowers such as nasturtiums, pansies and violets in the produce department of the grocery store. Edible flowers have not been treated with chemicals so they're safe to eat.

Cover and refrigerate any remaining Simple Syrup for up to 1 week.

If you prefer to measure alcohol in ounces, 2 tablespoons equals 1 ounce.

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