One of our local haunts serves a mean lemon drop which Jill enjoys. So while at “the store” I saw this fancy looking Vodka called Infuse Vodka that has bits of whatever the flavor is supposed to be. So I see the spiraled lemon peel suspended inside the dramatic bottle and I plucked one and stuck it in my basket. It’s been sitting in the freezer for a while but I saw it and thought I wanted to try it. A Lemon Drop seemed like an easy choice.
This is a bright and summery cocktail. I will tell you it is a dangerous one because it drinks like a lemonade. It’s like the alcohol is wearing a Harry Potter invisibility cloak. This mix is right in the middle of tart and sweet so if you want to go tart, pump up the lemon juice and if you want to go more sweet pump up the simple syrup.
2 oz Infuse Vodka Lemon
.5 oz Triple sec
1 oz simple syrup
1 oz fresh lemon juice
Make your simple syrup by putting equal parts sugar and water in a small pot on medium low heat and stir until sugar has dissolved. Remove and let cool. I poured mine into a measuring cup and put it in the freezer to speed up the process.
Put everything in a shaker and give it 40 shakes or until you can’t hold it any longer due to frost bite. Jill is adamant on a sugar rim so for hers I run a lemon on the edge and then dip the wet rim into sugar.