I am brewing a batch of limoncello as I type this, but it needs two weeks until I can work on the next step! That is a long time to wait for a delicious lemony cocktail don’t you think? So with the lemons that I had leftover from the first stage of my limocello, I decided to make myself a little afternoon cocktail. This may not be a true lemondrop, I don’t know a lot about cocktails other than I love to drink them, but it tasted pretty good to me.
I squeezed all of the lemons that I had leftover and made a simple syrup. A simple syrup is a great thing to have on hand. You can use it for so many things. All you do is put one cup of water and 3/4 cup sugar in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Done. Let it cool and you have a perfect little solution to make many yummy drinks. I really like it in iced tea. I dipped the rim of my glass in lemon juice and dipped it in sugar and let it harden while I made the rest of my drink. I put 2 oz of vodka, 3 Tablespoons lemon juice (a mixture of regular lemons and Meyer of course. I am obsessed with Meyer Lemons.) 3 Tablespoons of simple syrup, a splash of club soda and some ice. Shake it up and pour. A perfect way to to tackle cleaning up the kitchen after a full day of cooking with your kids. More on that later.
Make these and most definitely share them with a friend.