Alright, so it’s been a while since I’ve blessed y’all with a boozy cocktail (I drink a lot of rosé these days), but with summer right around the corner there’s nothing more refreshing than a cold, fruity, alcoholic beverage…wait, can we go back to what I just said…SUMMER IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!? How is it already May and what the hell happened to April?? Like seriously, this year is flying—I can’t keep up!
Anyway, back to boozy beverages: After a particularly long day at work a few days back, I came home in the mood for something a bit fruitier (and a little stronger) than my usual glass of wine so I hopped on Pinterest and came across a super simple lemon drop recipe. Between my bar cart and my fridge, I happened to have all of the ingredients so I went for it! Because I was craving something a bit fruitier, I put my own little spin on the basic recipe and added a splash of cranberry juice and let me tell you, it was perfect! Tangy, sour, sweet and boozy—aka exactly what I needed! This cocktail is super basic and simple to throw together, but still oh so satisfying and would even be the perfect easy crowd pleaser for a summer BBQ or dinner party!
What You’ll Need (for 2 cocktails)
- 2- 2 ½ ounces of your favorite vodka (I like really like Tito’s!)
- ½-1 ounce of Triple Sec
- 1 ounce of simple syrup
- 1 ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Splash of cranberry juice
- Thinly sliced lemon for garnish (you could do a twist with the lemon peel instead of lemon slices if you want to get super fancy!)
- White sugar for rim
Let’s Get Mixing
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add vodka, triple sec, simple syrup, lemon juice, and a splash of cranberry juice and shake it up.
- Pour a little sugar onto a plate (or any flat surface), run a lemon wedge along the rim of your martini glasses to wet them and dip each glass into the sugar, making sure that each rim is well coated.
- Pour your boozy creation into your sugar-rimmed glasses, garnish with thinly sliced lemon (or a lemon peel twist for you fancy folk), and enjoy!
Tried this sip? Let me know what you think in the comments!
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