Our days in the dorms resulted in many a horrible cocktail concoction...
Lemon Drop Martini Recipe:
1 1/2 oz Vodka (Plain or Citrus)
1 oz Triple Sec
1 oz Lemon Juice
Simple syrup to taste, about a spoonful
You will need:
Juicer (electric, old school, or we've used our hands, a spoon...whatever gets the juice out!)
Start by making simple syrup. This is easy, and you can make extra to put in a glass container and store in the refrigerator for future creations. I like to make the mixture using approximately 2 parts sugar to 1 part water. This way the syrup is thicker and I use less of it. Heat 1 cup water, add 1.5 to 2 cups of sugar and let the sugar dissolve completely. Allow it to cool and store the extra.
Next juice your lemons, quantity will depend on how many drinks you're making and how juicy your lemons are.
In your martini shaker, for 1 drink (double for 2), combine ice, 1 1/2 oz of vodka (for affordable plain vodka I prefer Monopolowa, for citrus anything goes, we've used Burnetts, Smirnoff, Absolut, Sky....use your favorite) 1 oz Triple Sec (also use your judgment, but some have more alcohol content than others, just saying) 1 oz lemon juice, and a spoonful of simple syrup.
Pour into sugared rim martini glass. Garnish with a small slice of lemon peel or a lemon twist.
Photos of a handful of other Lemon Drop Martini worthy occasions...