Lemon Drop Martini

You can make much more than a pitcher of lemonade. Lemon goes equally well with sweet as it does savory. Using lemon in appetizers keeps them light and fresh. Lemon adds brightness to vegetables, and puts just the right amount of kick in chicken and fish. Switching gears and incorporating sugar with lemon creates dreamy desserts. There’s so many ways to use this citrus fruit, so the next time life gives you lemons, ask for an extra bag.


  • 1 1⁄2 ounces vodka
  • 1⁄2 ounce triple sec
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 3⁄4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • superfine sugar, for the martini glass rim


Run a lemon wedge along perimeter of chilled martini glass, then dip in sugar. Combine all other ingredients and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into prepared glass.