When Life Gives You Lemons…


As the old adage “When life gives you lemons, Make lemonade” goes I think it’s only fair that if life gives you a ton of lemons then you gotta kick it up a notch and make some Lemon Drop Martinis…

Here’s my recipe for an easy fresh cocktail that will hopefully shed a little sunshine even on the gloomiest days!  Pair it with something grilled on your BBQ, a fresh salad and enjoy with your sunglasses on or all by itself if the mood arises!

  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz lemoncello or grande marier to your liking
  • 1 tsp or so sugar syrup (depending on how pucker-y you like it!)
  • Lemon twist to garnish

In a martini shaker filled with ice, shake all the liquids until extremely cold.  Pour into a martini class that has been chilled (to do this I fill the martini glass with ice while I make my martini and then dump out the ice right before I fill with the cocktail).  Garnish with a lemon twist and let the sunshine in while you sip away.

(Recipe makes 1 cocktail. Drink responsibly.)