Forgive my hubris but none of recipes on here quite do it for me. It’s a simple drink that I make very complicated, but in my defense it can taste really great or be just cold lemony vodka. More details on my blog: http://drinkingandthinking.davehebb.com/lemon-drop-martini/ blog:
1 ½ – 2 oz. vodka (use a high quality lemon infused vodka)
½ oz. orange liqueur (Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Triple Sec, etc.) OR Limencello OR St. Germain OR any fucking fancy liqueur.
½ oz. Simple syrup (lemon zest infused – see above) OR ½ teaspoon superfine or powdered sugar OR agave syrup
½ oz. freshly-squeezed lemon juice
superfine or powdered sugar and lemon zest for dipping glass.
Twisted peel of lemon or lemon wheel for garnish
Read the full process on my blog for more details, but the short version is chill your martini glass in the freezer for 10 minutes, rub rim with lemon rind that you already squeezed, dip in sugar/zest, shake all ingredients with ice for 15-30 seconds, strain and pour, repeat with a new variation! Yum!