I’ve been making The Best Lemon Drop Martini You’ll Ever Have for years now.
I’ve never felt the need to improve upon this recipe, however, it occurred to me a while ago, that I didn’t need to improve upon it, and could still enjoy something a little different. It’s rather like having strawberry lemonade once in a while, the classic old fashioned lemonade may still be best, but who’s keeping score?
Fresh Strawberry Lemon Drop Martini
Ingredients (for one)
- 2 shots Ketel One Citroen Vodka
- juice of 1/2 lemon (fresh Meyer lemons are best)
- 2 or 3 fresh strawberries, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons Baker’s (extra-fine) Sugar
- (extra sugar for rimming glass)
Place the chopped strawberries in a small ramekin or cup and crush with the tines of a fork, then stir in 1 teaspoon of sugar. Set aside for about 4 or 5 minutes.
Rub the edge of a martini glass with half a lemon, then dip rim in a bowl of extra fine sugar.
Fill a beverage shaker with ice and add the lemon juice, strawberries, the other teaspoon of sugar and the vodka. Close and shake 50 times, then pour through a small sieve into the prepared martini glass, using the back of a spoon to press the strawberry puree.
Garnish with a strawberry and lemon slice and repeat as needed because everyone’s going to want one! (A standard sized shaker can accomodate the ingredients for two drinks at a time.) Cheers!
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