This is my take on a ‘Lemon Drop’ cocktail. It looks and tastes great and is so easy to make. This recipe is for one glass, it’s about £2 a cocktail, which beats the prices you’ll pay in a bar. Perfect to add something extra to a dinner party or just as a bit of a weekend treat!
20ml Lemon Juice
2 tsp Homemade sugar syrup
Ice to shake
Lemon peel garnish
Small fine sieve
Before you start the cocktail, peel the lemon and cut into ribbons. Roll these into a spiral and weigh down until you need them.
I make sugar syrup by mixing equal parts of sugar and water together. Add 2 teaspoons of sugar to 2 teaspoons of warm water and mix together. While you measure out the other ingredients the sugar should dissolve.
Pour the vodka, Cointreau and lemon juice into the shaker, I use a Boston shaker. Then add the two teaspoons of sugar. Fill up with ice, fit the top on and give it a good shake! You can stop when then shaker goes ice cold. Once it’s ready, double strain by fitting a Hawthorne strainer to the shaker and pouring over the sieve into a Martini glass. Garnish with the lemon peel spiral. Easy!
Have a go and let me know what you think!