The Double Lemon Drop Martini is an original handcrafted cocktail made with delicious ingredients. Think citrusy and sweet, but surprisingly light and endlessly refreshing.
See also: Citrus Island Guava Cocktail, Spicy Tropical Bourbon Cocktail, Berry Moscato Sangria Recipe
Double Lemon Drop Martini Cocktail
- 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 1-ounce gin
- 1 1/2ounce Stirrings Lemon Drop Martini
- 1/2 ounce Anise & Cinnamon Simple Syrup (Recipe below)
- 2 ounces Tonic Water
- Lemon Slice Garnish
- In a cocktail shaker add fresh-squeezed lemon juice, a quality gin, Stirrings lemon drop martini, anise, and cinnamon simple syrup, and 1/2 cup of ice.
- Secure the lid on the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for thirty (30) seconds.
- Strain into a chilled martini glass and run a slice of lemon peel around the rim of the glass. Top with a splash of tonic water, optional, and give it a swirl.
- Serve. Cheers!
Drink responsibly, and never drink and drive.
Anise & Cinnamon Simple Syrup
- 1 cup of purified or alkaline water
- 1 cup of raw sugar
- 2 whole cinnamon sticks
- 6-star anise pods
- Place a saucepan over med/high heat and add water, raw sugar, whole cinnamon sticks, and the star anise pods. Allow the mixture to come to a brisk boil and stir constantly. You will not notice the mixture will be cloudy initially but will become clear after a few minutes. Allow the mixture to boil for two more minutes.
- Remove the saucepan from heat and place on a tight-fitting lid and allow the Anise & Cinnamon Simple Syrup to steep for fifteen (15) minutes.
- Pour the mixture into a Mason-style jar and screw on the lid. Place the syrup in the fridge to cool. The syrup will keep for up to three months. Use as needed.
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