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This Week’s Featured Cocktail: The Lemon Drop

This Week’s Featured Cocktail: The Lemon Drop

Forrest Miller – Muze Staff Writer

Last week’s featured cocktail, the Manhattan, was a real East Coast drink both in name and in style.  In a city like New York, cocktail selection trends toward well-made classic style drinks with, perhaps, small adaptations for modern times.  On the West Coast, however, bartenders tend to be a little more experimental and often focus on using fresh ingredients in their mixology.  Enter this week’s featured cocktail: the Lemon Drop.  It’s a delicious drink that just about everyone will love.

The Lemon Drop


  • 1 1/2 vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Triple Sec (or Cointreau)
  • 3/4 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • 1 lemon twist (garnish)


First make a sugar rim by wiping a lemon wedge around the rim of a martini glass so that it is barely moist. Dip the rim into sugar. In a cocktail shaker that is about half full with ice, combine ingredients, shake well, and strain into the martini class. Add a twist of lemon. *Note: Superfine sugar is preferred since it dissolves quickly. If none is available simple syrup can be substituted at a ratio of one part water to one part sugar.

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