Tart lemon juice, sweet sugar and a unique spirit combine to give you the ideal cocktail for summer ’22.
Cocktail from New York Prime served on its newly renovated patio
When life gives you lemons, some say you make lemonade—I say you make a lemon drop! (But, not a lemon drop shot.) This martini is ideal for any season, especially the spring and summer months. Fusions of limoncello, sweet and sour mix, and a splash of fresh lemon juice are the main characteristics. Typically, the lemon drop has a vodka base, but, hear me out, when you swap it with tequila—try reposado or añejo if you’re feeling adventurous—it is instantly transformed from delicious delight to exotic experience. It’s light, refreshing and appropriate for any setting. The sweet citrus glacé rim complements the tart lemon splendidly and is finished off by a slight kick from the reposado. This is a classy cocktail that still packs a punch. In the one unforgettable word of Atlanta native and rap star Future, “sensational.” Your palate will thank you.