Makes 2 cocktails
Inspired by the Lemon Drop Cocktail, this version will make you so happy!
Ingredient List for Cocktail:
1⁄2 cup Vodka, such as Tito’s, chilled 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice 1⁄4 cup lemon simple syrup 2 tablespoons cranberry juice cocktail Ice
Ingredient List for Lemon Simple Syrup:
1 cup of water Zest of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, about 1 lemon 1 cup granulated sugar
Ingredient List for Sugar Rimmed Glasses:
1 lemon wedge 1⁄4 cup granulated or superfine sugar
Instructions for Lemon Simple Syrup: Add water, lemon zest, lemon juice, and sugar to a small saucepan and bring to simmer over medium-low heat. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Strain syrup with fine mesh sieve and set aside to cool. It will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 1-month.
Instructions for Cocktail: Step 1: Take a lemon wedge and spin it around the edge of martini glass to moisten. Dip the edge in sugar and place it in the freezer to chill. Step 2: Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, and cranberry juice. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into chilled glass.
Alternate preparation...no martini glass? No problem! Add ice to a 10 or 12-ounce drinking glass. Add vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, and cranberry juice. Stir to combine.
Want to read how I was inspired to come up with this drink concoction? Read my blog post that explains it all: https://www.avlifecoaching.com/post/be-inspired