Happy Spring!!! Who is ready for some warmer weather and light, crisp, cocktails? Brad and I are definitely planning how we will be spending our spring and summer enjoying the backyard. We have some exciting plans for upgrades to our back deck this spring, it is going to be super duper awesome.
While we wait for this fun new entertaining space, I can start thinking about delicious meals and cocktails that we will enjoy outside this summer. This sparkling lemon drop cocktail is sure to be one that will come out while entertaining. It takes a classic cocktail and adds a fun twist.
Sparkling Lemon Drop – A Cocktail Recipe
- 1.5 oz vodka
- 2 oz lemon juice
- PInch of Sugar
- 2 oz tonic water
- Lemon wedge for garnish
- Sugar rim
- In a shaker combine vodka, lemon juice, tonic water, sugar, and ice
- Shake, Shake, Shake
- Pour into sugar rimmed cocktail glass
- Garnish with a lemon wedge & enjoy
One of my first “favorite cocktails” was a strawberry lemon drop from a local restaurant. It featured strawberry vodka and fresh strawberries. I thought about some other twists on a lemon drop that I could try and decided add some bubbles to it. The tonic water adds the bubbles (and a bit of sweetness) to the cocktail so the flavor of the lemon drop comes out.