Jun 30, 2014

The Summer of Booze and Seafood {Lemon Drop Martini}

So I finally decided what to do with my summer.

Lemon Drop Martini | Ms. enPlace

Last summer was the summer of the smoothie.
(Classics.  Unusual.  Dessert)

This summer it's all booze and seafood.

Because that's how we kick it down here, cher.
Lemon Drop Martini | Ms. enPlace

Lemon Drop Martinis taste like lemonade and what's better during summer than that?

So far this summer:

Cape Codder
Cape Codder Cocktail | Ms. enPlace

Crab & Shrimp Gumbo
Crab & Shrimp Gumbo | Ms. enPlace

Cuba Libre
Cuba Libre | Ms. enPlace


Print It!

Lemon Drop Martinis

1.  Make a simple syrup

Combine 2 parts sugar to 1 part water in a saucepan and stir.  Bring to a boil.  Store sealed in the refrigerator--keeps for several weeks.

2.  Make martinis for 2

2 tsp simple syrup (or to taste)
1 1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
3 oz vodka
lemon slices for garnish

Combine the ingredients above (except for the lemon slices) in a cocktail shaker.  Add a handful of ice cubes and shake.  Strain into two glasses and garnish with lemon slices.

More drinks...
Watermelon Lemonade | Ms. enPlace
Praline Pecan Milkshake | Ms. enPlace
Easy Masala Chai (Indian Spiced Tea) | Ms. enPlace

In the past...
Tostadas Topped w/ Avocado Dressed Shrimp | Ms. enPlace
Black Bean Quesadillas | Ms. enPlace
Shrimp Salad Stuffed Tomatoes | Ms. enPlace

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  1. That looks so delicious! I'm pinning this to try when it gets a bit warmer here in Australia.

    If you have a minute to spare I'd be thrilled if you could share your recipe at my weekly Say G'day linky party. This would be such a great addition

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  2. Nothing like a good summertime boozey treat! Yumm!

  3. Oh, I could use a Lemon Drop right about now! Cheers!

  4. Wow, this sounds spectacular and so pretty. Way back in the day I used to love lemon drop shots (too much)! But as a martini this sounds like the perfect summer drink!

  5. What a great idea to have a summer of booze and seafood, Michelle :-) That is right up my street and your Lemon Drop Martini sounds absolutely delicious.

  6. Just pinned and will be sharing on FB and Google+!!

    Hugs from Freedom Fridays!!

  7. This made me smile. A summer of booze and seafood sounds like me kind of dream summer :-)

  8. Booze and seafood works for me! I made an apple elderflower martini yesterday that was so good!

  9. So I finally decided what to do with my summer. I'm coming to your house.

    Thank you for sharing these with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! ♥

  10. Hi Michelle,
    What a great way to celebrate! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. This drink has been on my "to do" list so I will give yours a try!

  12. I'm a fan of both lemon and martinis so you got me. Pinned.


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