Lemon Drop Cocktail

Total Time:
5 min
Prep:
5 min

Yield:
6 cocktails
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups frozen vodka
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • Ice
Directions

Combine the vodka, lemon juice, and sugar and pour into a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into martini glasses and garnish with lemon slices.


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    Fabulous cocktail!! Loved it! I used citrus vodka. Caution sip slowly it packs a punch.
    Delicious!! I would recommend making a simple syrup out of the lemon juice and sugar. That way you can ensure all the sugar gets incorporated, and doesn't sink to the bottom of the glass.
    OMG!!!! What a wonderful drink! I served this cocktail before dinner to rave reviews from all my guests. Simple ingredients wonderful taste, and just the right amount of vodka. It is a potent drink so watch out. Will be making this again and often!
    Probably the best Lemon Drop I have ever tasted. I used Stolichnaya for the Vodka! I didn't have superfine sugar so I used my Magic Bullet to make it Superfine, stopping before it turned into powdered sugar! I love it and thanks!
    Holy smokes, Ina! This packs a punch! I am pretty buzzed as I type this and I have only had one! lol My husband, who can handle stronger drinks than I, thinks this is a wee bit on the strong side, as well. This has a good base flavour, but it benefits from a splash of tonic water. I tend to like my drinks a tad sweet so I also added a splash of grenadine. Those two additions made it perfect (and pretty) to my tastes. Next time, I would cut the vodka down. Seriously, this is strong. I can't feel my face!
     
     We are drinking this as we make Ina's Perfect Roast Chicken, so we shall see how that turns out. Hopefully we weren't so buzzed that we put the chicken in the fridge to cook.
    I loved this drink! It was very new and had some zing to it. My friends loved it and so do I.
    Yum, Make sure you use superfine sugar and there will be no crystals in your drink. Just shake shake shake. Salute!
    Made these for my Christmas party, they turned out great. I heated the lemon and sugar so the sugar dissolved, refrigerated the mixture until right before all the guests arrived and then added the vodka. I used 2 cups of good quality vodka (you don't even taste the vodka, so be careful they will sneak up on you), it makes all the difference.
    This drink is killer good!! Great for summer on the deck! I agree with other comments regarding 2 cups of vodka being too strong! I made the receipe with same equal parts lemon and sugar, and only 1 cup vodka. This was just right (just less servings)! Also, I mixed the lemon and sugar together before adding iced vodka and avoided the problem with sugar crystals on the bottom. To make it better...(it didn't seem cold enough for me), I iced the glasses prior to serving. Voila! Now ready for "flip flop" lemon drop party! (pedicures and lemon drops!) Thanks Ina!! You want to come??
    can't wait to try it the watermelon sounds like a yummy addition...................
    I love love love Ina Garten and all of her recipes but this recipe calls for way too much vodka. The sugar didn't dissolve very well ( there were still a lot of grains at the bottom of the glass). I added more fresh lemon juice and some cut up watermelon to dilute the vodka which turned out to be delicious.
    Very solid cocktail, friends loved it. Lemons fresh off the Meyer Lemon tree in our yard! Very easy & very good!
    Here is is a twist on an old favorite! Using grape or cherry flavored vodka is a definate plus to this great recipe! Also using crushed ice will help the overall enjoyment with bits of ice crystals keeping the martini cold while in the glass.
    It was way too strong for me and my guests! Taste is good, but too much Vodka, I think.
    This has become my signature drink. Whenever I have my girlfriends over, they always request this. I make it by the pitcherful and squeezing the fresh lemons is well worth the effort.
    Ina hits the nail on the head everytime. Her recipes are wonderful. She changes things up but always serves a very classy dish. She is one of my top chefs on FN. These drinks were refreshing, even on New Years Eve!
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    If you enjoy a drink that is cool, in spite of the tartness of lemon, this is the one!
    This drink is cool, refreshing, and delicious! It was enjoyed by all 12 of our dinner guests...Thank you!
    This recipe is easy and really, really fabulous. Just make sure you use fresh lemon, no substitutes. My sister first made them for the family last Christmas Eve and it has become a family favorite.
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