Thirsty Thursday–Lemon Drop Martini

The Lemon-Drop Martini is this week’s featured cocktail.

And, I’m kind of sad…
because I’m kind of on a cocktail hiatus right now.
I’m doing a Metabolic Diet and alcohol is a no-no at this stage.
I don’t know if I can abstain indefinitely,
but am definitely going to give it my best shot
(for a little while anyway).
So (sob-sob) Thirsty Thursday will be on a little break—
just a little one for a short while,
at least until I’m past the first stages in my weight loss plan–ugggh!!
(I’ve already lost 10.5 lbs up to this point with diet and exercise-so I’m motivated to keep going.)
Just in case you were wondering, though,
I actually made this cocktail a little while back.
Photographed it,
and started the draft.
I don’t know what happened,
but I never shared.
Good thing I guess.
I don’t know why I completely lost my mind,
but I had to share it now.
This cocktail can’t be missed.
It’s sweet, tart, and very refreshing.
A perfect light, sweet-tart martini.
And the perfect cocktail to wrap up Thirsty Thursday for a little while.

Lemon Drop Martini
3 ounces vodka
2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
1.5 ounces limoncello
simple syrup to taste
superfine sugar for rim
lemon wedge for garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, lemon juice, and limoncello.  Add simple syrup if you would like it a little sweeter.  Shake vigorously and pour into a sugar rimmed chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
While I’m on a little cocktail break,
you can stop by my recipe index for any cocktail you heart desires.

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