City Palate

Summer in the City Palate - July August 2017

Antoines Herme
March/April 2011

Lemon Drop

2 oz. lemon-infused vodka (my fave is Skyy)

1 oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec

juice of 1/2 large lemon

dash of sugar syrup (agave nectar is good too)

lemon twist to garnish

Put everything but the twist into a cocktail shaker over ice and shake, shake, shake.

Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with the twist.

(Richardier’s Lemon Lime Drop is the same, but I use the juice of 1 large lime instead of lemon and substitute Grand Marnier for Cointreau. The brandy in the GM helps to mellow the extreme tartness of the lime. I also like to use a small handful of frozen wild blueberries as the “garnish.” That makes it a “healthy” cocktail, tee-hee.)

Sidecar

2 oz. good brandy

1 oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec

juice of 1/2 lemon

dash of sugar syrup

lemon twist to garnish

Put everything but the twist into a cocktail shaker over ice and shake, shake, shake. Strain into an old fashioned glass over ice and garnish with the twist.