The latter part of the 20th century did not produce the most creative cocktails. With few exceptions, the Cosmopolitan being a notable one, the 70's, 80's and 90's are considered a dark time in the history of mixed libations. But, there are some often overlooked gems that continue to refresh and tantalize. Unfortunately, with the Lemon Drop, the recipe has devolved into a syrupy, cloying, artificial flavor laden mess. As with all great cocktails gone awry, a return to fresh and simple ingredients revives it and brings it back to its former glory. The Lemon Drop also demonstrates how vodka can spread out and maximize the complimentary flavors in a cocktail.
Absolut citron vodka
1 1⁄2 Ounce
Fresh lemon juice
Super fine sugar
1. Shake all the ingredients with ice.
2. Strain into a cocktail glass.
This Lemon Drop Cocktail with Citron Vodka recipe gives this all time favorite drink a new dimension. Take a look at this video to see how three layers of lemon flavor is added to this cocktail. It is simply beautiful.