What flavor is more summery than the puckery, sour taste of lemons? This week, we'll offer some ideas for getting the most citrus flavor out of the season. This recipe comes from the website www.johnniemartini.com and would make a nice reward at the end of a week of lemony cooking.
1 1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. triple sec
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
3/4 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Superfine sugar for dipping
Twisted peel of lemon
Put the vodka, triple sec, sugar and lemon juice go into an ice-filled shaker. Shake. With a wedge of lemon, trace the rim of a martini glass leaving a thin wet film. Dip the rim of the glass in superfine sugar. Pour lemon drop martini into sugar-rimmed martini glass and garnish with twisted lemon peel.