Thursday, August 25, 2011

Legends Lemon Drop Martini

Ladies and gentlemen, it is Thursday and you know what that means!  It's Ladies Night and all the ladies receive the special VIP treatment.  When I was years younger Thursday night would find me out with the girls at a club with no cover charge and half price drinks.

Ladies night then evolved into a girls VIP treatment hosted at my house.  No matter how or where you celebrate, come check out our ladies special every Thursday at The Slow Roasted Italian where we will be featuring one special drink for all you ladies out there.  So, kick off your heels, pamper yourself and fix yourself a drink (virgin or not).

Guys, of course you are welcome too!

Today's special is the fabulous Lemon Drop Martini served at the Legends Ball by Oprah Winfrey.  Whether you are an Oprah fan or not you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE this martini.  It truly is like a lemon drop in a glass!

Recipe adapted from Oprah Winfrey

Lemon Drop Martini
Juice of 3 lemons (about 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice)
2 tablespoons super fine sugar (plus about 1/4 cup to sugar-rim the martini glass)
2 fresh mint leaves
2 shots vodka
Ice in shaker
1 lemon wedge (to sugar-rim the martini glass)

Pour about 1/4 cup super fine sugar onto a saucer slightly larger than your martini glass rim.  Prepare your glasses by rubbing the rim of your glass with your lemon wedge. 

Place rim of glass in sugar and spin slowly to coat the rim.

Mix lemon juice, sugar and vodka in a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake well and pour into sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with mint.

NOTE:  You can make your own super fine sugar by running granulated sugar in the food processor. 

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted  

Shared on Katherine Martinelli Citrus Blog Hop


  1. ladies night was more popular for me when i was in my 20s. Me nad some friends just went for dining recently, ladies nite and we had free flow of red wine! Thanks for sharing this home mix martini!

  2. Great idea for a drink and I love anything lemon!

  3. This sounds awesome, lemon and vodka are great. Enjoy the ladies night out

  4. Oh the memories! This drink sounds like a fine little break this weekend! Thanks I will enjoy this!

  5. This looks lovely, Donna. It sounds delicious too.

  6. Love Lemon Drop martinis, may just have one tonight! It's almost the weekend :)

  7. I think Thursaday night Ladies only is fantastic Idea.I am voting to make it compulasary:)

  8. ooh, must try these! thanks!!

  9. A nice and popular cocktail! Almost great for any night ;-)

  10. It's been a tough few weeks back in classes (sorry I've been so absent in commenting!) I need one, no two, and maybe 3 of these! Yummy and will hit the spot! I hope that you'll consider sharing this recipe over on my weekend foodie blog hop. I try to always feature at least one beverage that would appeal to many, many people! Ciao amica, Roz

  11. sounds good for a ladies night out, I'll try this with me and my girls. Nice pics.

  12. I love a good lemon drop to bring out my feminine side :)

  13. I am so thrilled that you shared this lemon drop martini....I featured it today on Fresh Food Friday. I hope that you can stop by and take a look and hopefully add 2 or 3 more of your outstanding recipes! Thanks again, Roz

  14. Sounds really good I will have to try !! :-)


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