A simple lemon drop recipe with a bit of cranberry raspberry juice takes this vodka cocktail to a new level.
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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.
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.
Lemon Drop Jolly Pops
Easy lemon drop cocktails with cranberry raspberry juice for a fun twist.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 2
- 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
- 1/2 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.
How to put sugar on the rim of your martini glass:
Take a slice of lemon or lime 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 boom! Done. 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.