How to Make a Lemon Drop Martini

Today I'm going to share with you all my FAVORITE martini:

The Lemon Drop Martini!

I LOVE this drink for so many reasons.  It's really really refreshing - it is not a heavy drink at all.  It also is strong, but doesn't really taste like it is.  I'm a sucker for girly drinks and this one is right up my alley. When I think of "martini" I normally think of something very strong and alcoholy, but this drink goes down very easy for me.

-1 1/2 ounces of vodka
-1/2 ounces of peach schnapps (the traditional recipe for this drink calls for triple sec, but I favor the peach schnapps.  The drink does NOT taste like it though!
-the juice from one lemon
-1 teaspoon sugar

Here's everything I use to mix mine together:

I normally juice my lemon into the cocktail shaker and then run the lemon around the edge of a martini glass and HEAVILY coat it with sugar.  Personal preference, but since the drink is a little more tart I love getting a good lick of sugar off the glass before each sip.  Perfect combo!

Pour everything into the cocktail shaker and shake it up with a couple ice cubes until it is nice and cold and then pour into the prepared martini glass.

Add in a twist of lemon or a decorative wedge and enjoy!

These drinks are addictive.  Two give me a buzz and three...well after three I'm feeling good. They taste so dang good though that they are easy to throw back!

This drink is perfect now that the sun is out more and the weather is getting warmer, such a refreshing treat!

Ok, ok, are you drooling yet?? Here's that nice pinnable of the recipe again so you can save this for later!
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