These fun and easy cocktails are sure to be a hit! A simple lemon drop recipe with a bit of cranberry raspberry juice takes this vodka drink to a whole new level. Vegan, Vegetarian.
Grab your shakers, folks. We deserve a drink.
This is my classic party trick. My “signature drink.” The beverage I make to bribe people into being my friends. (Kidding…mostly). The one drink to rule them all, if you will.
It’s my “woke up too early, got stuck behind a train that decided to STOP MOVING ALTOGETHER, it’s a million degrees outside, spent three and a half hours in a meeting all afternoon and now all I want to do is NOTHING AT ALL until the END OF TIME” drink.
Oh, yeah. It’s a big deal.
Now, I’m not a huge hard liquor fan (cooking and baking aside). I don’t DISLIKE it, but I don’t crave it. Beer? Bring it on. Love it all. Wine? Totally. All day erryday. (Not REALLY, though, Dad). I mean, sure, I dig a great margarita. And sure, I’ll try anything once. But the sugary, schnapps-y, WAYYYY too fruity-ness that you find in a lot of drinks is a little much for me. With plenty of tart citrus flavor and a little bit of juice, the Lemon Drop Jolly Pop is just sweet enough to be delicious and just tart enough to make the sweetness tolerable. In short: I’m in love. And you should be, too.
- 2 oz. triple sec (I love Cointreau when I can find it on sale)
- 2 oz. vodka
- 4 oz. cranberry-raspberry juice
- 2 oz. lemon juice
- ½ oz. lime juice
- Throw all the ingredients into a shaker. Add ice and shake well. Pour into a chilled glass with sugar on the rim. ENJOY.
I’ll TELL you! Take a medium-thick slice of citrus (in this case, I used a lemon) and run it around the top edge of your glass. Quickly dip the rim of the glass in sugar (pour some sugar on a plate or dip it directly into a large container of the stuff) and VOILA! Be-youuu-tiful. If you don’t have any citrus around, you can dip your finger in water and run it around the top of your glass. Water on a plate also works well – dip the top of the glass into the water, then into the sugar, and BAM. All done.