Thirsty Thursday--Lemon Drop Martini

The Lemon-Drop Martini is this week's featured cocktail.

And, I'm kind of sad...
because I'm kind of on a cocktail hiatus right now.
I'm doing a Metabolic Diet and alcohol is a no-no at this stage.
I don't know if I can abstain indefinitely,
but am definitely going to give it my best shot
(for a little while anyway)

So (sob-sob) Thirsty Thursday will be on a little break---
just a little one for a short while,
at least until I'm past the first stages in my weight loss plan--ugggh!!
(I've already lost 10.5 lbs up to this point with diet and exercise-so I'm motivated to keep going.)

Just in case you were wondering, though,
I actually made this cocktail a little while back.
Photographed it,
and started the draft.
I don't know what happened,
but I never shared.

Good thing I guess.

I don't know why I completely lost my mind, 
but I had to share it now.
This cocktail can't be missed.

It's sweet, tart, and very refreshing.
A perfect light, sweet-tart martini.
And the perfect cocktail to wrap up Thirsty Thursday for a little while.

Lemon Drop Martini

3 ounces vodka
2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
1.5 ounces limoncello
simple syrup to taste
superfine sugar for rim
lemon wedge for garnish

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, lemon juice, and limoncello.  Add simple syrup if you would like it a little sweeter.  Shake vigorously and pour into a sugar rimmed chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

While I'm on a little cocktail break,
you can stop by my recipe index for any cocktail you heart desires.


1 comment :

  1. Oh man, I feel your pain. I'm taking ingredients for Caramel Apple Sangria on my girl weekend that starts tomorrow morning. That didn't help, did it?