Category Archives: Cocktails

Lemon Drop Martini

I definitely go through phases with my cocktails.  At the moment my absolute favourite has to be the Lemon Drop Martini.

Slightly sour, slightly sweet and very, very drinkable.

I normally use Absolut Citron Vodka but if I don’t have any then normal Vodka works just as well – just add the lemon zest to the cocktail shaker with the other ingredients to extract some of those lovely lemon oils for added flavour.

Lemon Drop Martini

Lemon Drop Martini

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Lemon Drop Martini

Ingredients

  • 60ml Citron Vodka
  • 30ml Cointreau
  • Freshly squeezed juice from ½ lemon
  • 15ml sugar syrup (see note below

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add fresh ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a chilled glass and decorate with a twist of lemon zest.

Notes

To make your own sugar syrup - add 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a pan. Bring to the boil, stirring all the time to dissolve the sugar. As soon as the sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat and leave to cool. Store in the refrigerator.

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Lemon Drop Martini

I’m looking at my watch as I write this to see if it is cocktail hour yet – not quite but I can tell you that in about half an hour or so I’ll be sipping on a delicious Lemon Drop Martini.

Cheers

Brandy Sidecar

Well I’ve finally succumbed to all the gorgeous cocktails that Lucy of Supergolden Bakes teases us with every week. When it comes to cocktails I normally stick to a few safe options which I know will hit the spot but if you are a regular reader of Supergolden Bakes (and if you’re not then you should be) you will be tempted with something new almost every week.
Brandy Sidecar
Of course, making cocktails is not a cheap exercise and I certainly don’t have the choice of drinks that Lucy has but I do have some of the basics.  After a bit of research I found that I could rustle up a Classic Brandy Sidecar. My first attempt was good but just a touch too sour for my liking. I added in the orange juice to sweeten it slightly and rimmed my glasses with sugar which made it very drinkable.

Brandy SidecarSo, not quite a classic Brandy Sidecar but if like me you prefer something slightly sweeter then this version is worth a try.

Mmm I might just have to try another one to make sure 🙂  It is the holidays after all.

Brandy Sidecar

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Brandy Sidecar

Ingredients

  • 2tblsp sugar
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 25ml Brandy
  • 50ml Cointreau
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of ½ orange
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Mix the sugar and orange zest together in a shallow saucer.
  2. Wet the rim of your cocktail glass with some lemon juice.
  3. Dip the edge of the cocktail glass in the sugar and zest mixture. Leave to dry.
  4. Add the Brandy, Cointreau, lemon juice, orange juice and 4 - 5 ice cubes to a cocktail shaker.
  5. Shake well for at least a minute.
  6. Strain into your cocktail glass.
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Brandy Sidecar
Enjoy!

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