The history of the Lemon Drop Martini took place in the San Francisco bar called Henry Africa’s in the 70s. Since then, the drink has become one of the most popular martini options in most restaurants and bars throughout the world. Although there are so many variations to the Lemon Drop martini, the basic elements of this popular cocktail make creating it easy and fun.

Check out this Lemon Drop martini option and enjoy a great drink with family and friends. Prepare citrus vodka, simple syrup, ice, sugar, two small bowls, cutting board, and knife, lemons, Triple Sec, Martini shells, measuring cup and cocktail shaker. Put ¼-cup sugar into a bowl, squeeze ½ ounce of lemon juice in the other bowl. Take a martini shell and dip into the bowl of lemon juice first, then dip it into the sugar bowl to make a sugar rim. Do this in accordance to the number of people served and set aside.

Fill the entire cocktail shaker with ice; mix 1 ½ ounce of citrus vodka, ¾ ounce Triple Sec, ¾-ounce simple syrup and ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice in the cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for about thirty seconds. Taste the mixture of ingredients in the cocktail shaker, add ½ ounce of citrus vodka for a stronger drink or add ½ ounce of simply syrup to sweeten. Pour contents of the cocktail shaker to the sugar-rimmed martini shell. Cut a whole lemon in half and lay half of it on the cutting board and cut in small sections beginning at the navel at least two meters wide. Make the lemon slices according to your guests. Put a small incision in the center of the lemon garnish, then place the lemon slice on the rim of the martini shell and then serve.

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