Rating: 4.11 stars
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

Was this favorite vodka cocktail inspired by sugar-coated lemon drop candies? It's made with just a few ingredients, vodka, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and sugar and has a unique sweet-tart flavor. Don't skip on the sugar rim for the glass, it’s worth the effort, and that first sweet brush against the lips before vodka and lemon fill your mouth is the drink’s calling card.

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Credit: Bryan Gardner

Recipe Summary

Servings:
1
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Tint sugar with powdered yellow food color, if desired. Place sugar in a saucer. Moisten the rim of a martini glass with a lemon slice. Dip rim in sugar. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, Cointreau, lemon juice, and lemon syrup with ice; shake well. Strain into prepared glass.

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Cook's Notes

You may substitute two teaspoons superfine sugar for the lemon syrup if desired.

Variations

Meyer lemons can be used in place of regular lemons in this cocktail.

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Reviews (1)

19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
04/06/2008
where is the recipe? All I see is a comment reagrding Meyer lemons.