Oprah’s Lemon Drop Martini~ 3 oz of your favorite vodka 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice 2 TBSP of sugar, and more for the rim 4 mint leaves, torn Take your cocktail shaker and combine all the ingredients with ice and shake. Take a chilled martini glass and rub a lemon wedge around the edge and rim with sugar. I use a mint leaf for garnish, you can also curl some lemon rind. This recipe will make one drink.
Remember the old-timey hard lemon candy found in homes around the country? This cocktail is the adult equivalent of that childhood favorite. It combines citrus, orange liqueur and #vodka for the perfect blend of tart and sweet.
Lemon Drop Martini 1 1/2 ounces vodka (use a good-quality vodka) 1/2 ounce orange liqueur (Triple Sec, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, etc.) 1 teaspoon superfine sugar or to taste* 3/4 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice Ice cubes Superfine sugar for dipping Twisted peel of lemon