Monday, March 28, 2011

Candied Lemon Drop Martini

We had a fantastic time at our "DSSP conference" at a lovely cabin up in the mountains two weeks ago.  And by DSSP conference I of course mean a crafting and baking and eating extravaganza! 


As G mentioned yesterday, we had a plethora of lemons to find uses for on our excursion.  At a lunch date to plan our trip, G was telling me about her intention to put some plants her yard that produce edible flowers (she's quite an accomplished gardener if you didn't know!). Suddenly our brains were racing with ideas of how to blend the two for a perfect spring treat.


Of course our brains were also preoccupied with the concept that we'd be kid-free in a remote cabin for 30 hours with nowhere to go. Alcohol would only boost our creativity, right?  So our pretty Candied Lemon Drop Martini was born.


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Recipe after the jump!

We'll be honest, we both usually stick more to beer than cocktails (although I LOVE me a good margarita on the rocks!).  But we know that the occasional girly get together deserves something a little more special - a little more pretty. (And I'll admit I have been known to enjoy a girly martini in my day!)

We started with a simple Lemon Drop Martini recipe from Delish. We stepped it up a notch with our special little additions and made some minor modification based on the liquor we already had on hand (what?  You don't keep Citron vodka in your freezer too?).

Candied Lemon Drop Martini

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 ounce(s) Citron Vodka
  • 1/4 ounce(s) triple sec
  • One small lemon
  • 4-6 pieces of candied lemon
  • Colored sugar and edible flowers (in matching colors)
Directions:

1. Cut a slice of lemon and rub the fruit across the rim of your glass to moisten it so the sugar will stick. 

2. Dip the rim of the glass in colored sugar to coat. We picked purple sugar to coordinate with our beautiful pansy garnish.

3. Place the candied lemon in the glass.

4. Combine the vodka, triple sec and the juice of the entire lemon in a shaker with ice.  Shake well.

5. Strain drink into glass.  Garnish with an edible flower.

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Stay tuned for more of G's tips on using edible flowers soon!

This was one lovely cocktail.  The candied lemon adds a nice sweet touch to the drink, as well as a special treat at the end.  We think this pretty cocktail would be perfect for a get together with the ladies!

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7 comments:

Christine @ Pure Joy Events said...

Makes me want to take a sip, and I don't even drink!

poindextr said...

Pretty please pass one to me? Sounds like so much fun :)

Ronda said...

OOOOH this sounds so delish can't wait to make it for my next ladies night out!

Little Brick Ranch said...

Yummy!! I definitely need to try this one out!! If you get a sec, pop on over to Foodie Friday and link up - we always have tons of food but not enough drinks like this!! Oh, and I found you on Tatertots and Jello!

The Shopping Mama said...

Looks amazing! Do you deliver?

G and H said...

Can't beat a pretty cocktail that is yummy too! The candied lemon definitely takes the edge off and makes it a smoother drink! We'd love to hear if you make it and what you think!!

Green Door Girl said...

We featured this on Saturday Spotlight this week! Definitely grab your button and thanks for linking up, I can't wait to make this!
http://www.greendoordesignsblog.com/2011/04/saturday-spotlight-7-features.html

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