As we transition into a new season, we trade in summer citrus for spices and gourds, but that doesn’t mean all is lost.

From a summertime sangria to an autumn hot toddy, the lemon is an seasonally dynamic fruit that will compliment any cocktail. Whether you’re using it as a garnish or as the main ingredient, a lemon’s tart taste is sure to flatter even the strongest of spirits.

With this, we introduce the Lemon Drop Cocktail—a classic combination of sour and sweet certain to make you pucker up for more.

You’ll need: (makes 6 drinks)

  • 2 cups vodka (preferably kept in the freezer)
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup super-fine sugar
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • ice

Mix the vodka, lemon juice, and sugar and pour into a cocktail shaker with the ice. Shake well. Serve in martini glasses and garnish with lemon slices and/or sugar on the rim. Drink & enjoy.

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