Wednesday, November 18, 2009

For the Love of Martinis

My husband has a well earned reputation for the cocktails he can shake-up for family and friends. This is one of my favorite flavored martinis, and is a wonderful cocktail to serve guests or to relax and enjoy yourself.



Lemon Drop Martini Cocktail
(Serves 2)
Ingredients:
2 lemon wedges
Super fine Sugar
1/2 cup of good quality of citrus flavored vodka
1/2 cup orange liquer such as Cointreau
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 Tablespoons lemon-lime soda
1 Tablespoon sweet and sour mix

Directions:
Push lemon wedge onto the rim of 1 martini glass;rotate glass to coat rim with lemon juice. Repeat with second lemon wedge and martini glass. (Note: I like to place my martini glasses in the freezer before using them). Discard lemon wedges.
Place sugar on a shallow plate. Dip rim of martini glasses into sugar. Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add remaining ingredients to cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into martini glasses.


Enjoy!
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51 comments:

Meals by Misty said...

Its so pretty! I will add this to my holiday bar menu :)

Susan said...

How delightful. Actually, we have some Limoncello in the kitchen, marinating. Will be a while until it is ready, but this could easily be added. What fun!!

lauren said...

I can't stop looking at this...and its 10 in the morning. LOL! Delish!

Donna-FFW said...

I'll have about 3 .. Love how pretty they look. They are so festive and have some sparkle!

love lives in the kitchen said...

martini is the best and made this way must be delicious!
have a sweet day!
justyna

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

This just looks so perfect and delicious..

Great recipe to have around for the hoildays.....

Best,
Kary

Chow and Chatter said...

oh love lemon and great color

George Gaston said...

Velva, this sounds like a great martini. How I love a good martini, but as a Southerner, I have to be careful because I tend to talk with my hands ~ and I don't want to spill a drop!

A Year on the Grill said...

whoot whoot

Give me a call, I'll drive to the ends of the earth for one of these! or maybe try making it myself, love this idea

Gulmohar said...

Awesome..would love to grab that glass right away :-)

Luigi said...

Wow amazing, a career change may be in order. lol.

Anita said...

This looks lovely and refreshing. Great for the hot weather we are starting to get in Australia.

Jhonny walker said...

Ahh,,,now that is what I love. Martini's. And thanks for posting a lovely one. Definitely on my list now! Will let you know..actually I want one right now :(

Kim said...

Such a good looking Martini. I can definitely see myself having one too many of these ;D

Claudia said...

Hmmm ... thought I gave up drinking martinis. Maybe not.

teresa said...

what a gorgeous holiday drink!

Robin Sue said...

This drink sounds so refreshing! Like grown up lemonade but better.

Lea Ann said...

This looks wonderful! I'll have 2 1/2. I will have to try this over the holidays.

Lori said...

Your husband and mine I think would get along great!!!! My husband loves martinis!!! Thanks for the visit!

The Absence of Alternatives said...

This is by far my favorite recipe! ;-) It looks gorgeous. Dreamy even.

Jean Tuthill said...

Ohhhh, that looks delich!

Fresh Local and Best said...

This martini looks fantastically refreshing and fun!

Kathleen said...

Velva, you go girl with this recipe!! I adore a good lemon drop and it looks like you've the skills!

My Little Space said...

Lemon martini! Sounds great. I can't take any liquor but this just so tempting lol! For the appreciation, I've an award for you. Please feel free to drop by and collect the batch. Thank you.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What a lovely sounding cocktail. Better still, cocktails are one area where hubby is happy to help out! :D

TKW said...

Is it bad that I'm craving a martini at 6am??

Katy ~ said...

A delicious way to toast the day. I'm going to have to try one of these.

Susie's country cottage said...

I always try and make a different cocktail for Christmas and this one sounds delish! I will give it a go.

girlichef said...

Oh man! I totally want one. Lemony delicious! What a perfect sipper :)

ArmadilloPepper said...

Looks great! My favorite martini is actually Vodka and Grand Marnier - called a Johnny Butane. The first time I ever had one was while in Tallahassee.

The Blonde Duck said...

That's a pretty cocktail!

Pierce said...

I have only had a dirty martini in my entire life - I am sheltered :-) I didn't like the dirty martini but I love all things lemon. This one I'll give a try!

Sophie said...

Yum! This is defenetly a grown up drink that is calling my name,..;

MMMMM,...

Bella Biscotti said...

It's so pretty! Sets the mood for a great party.

GeNiaL said...

Love your page! GOsh you are amazing!! I have something new to read, yay!

A Vapid Blonde said...

That was totally funny, that comment under the picture about how it *SERVES 2* haa haa haa...Oh wait..am I the only one laughing at the absurdity of that?

Bunny said...

Lemon Drop ohhhhhh does that sound good!! This is gonna come in handy for the holidays! Thank you!!

Chef E said...

Normally I am a graceful sipper when it comes to drinks, but I am afraid I will have to pre-apologize, but I would suck that right down and ask for another. You would have to set my pace as the host...

Erica said...

That looks so good, Velva!

5 Star Foodie said...

Lovely drink, sounds so refreshing!

Joanne said...

There's nothing better to start off the weekend than a good martini. Sounds delicious.

Cate O'Malley said...

Sounds like a deliciously wonderful way to celebrate the holidays!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

That looks wonderful! Lemon is one of my favourite flavours. I will have 6, please. :)
My hubs is a good martini maker too, but slow. I give people a beer to drink while they are waiting for their martini!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Our entire Hoffer clan loves martinis. I'll have to show them this recipe.
Sam

The Cooking Photographer said...

Velva I love martinis! I have to try this recipe.

Laura

elperal said...

Just made a bucket of this and I can confirm, I am now paralytic!

Thanks for the comment on our blog and joking aside keep up the good work. I really like your site... thanks

David

Barbara said...

Yummy, Velva. And I have some Limoncello ready to go into that martini!

Laura in Paris said...

Velva, I LOVE martinis, but I usually do the traditional gin/martini. I have to try this one because I think it is a great combination!

The deeJster said...

Classy version of a Lemon Drop? Sounds soooo good. Thanks for commenting on my blog!

Dishesdone said...

Looks like the perfect cocktail!

Jennie said...

I am absolutely bookmarking this recipe!

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