The Blue Lemon Drop Martini


Nothing is better to drink in the heat than lemonade and the Blue Lemon Drop Martini is the adult version with a little color thrown in for happy hour fun. Easy to shake and easy to drink so take it easy because they taste just like regular lemonade but they are the leaded version.

I had my first Lemon Drop ever at Henry Africa's in San Francisco in the seventies. I didn't know I was drinking what would become an iconic cocktail many decades later, all I knew was I loved that Lemon Drop cocktail more than any of the other seventies cocktails I was being served in those days. Somewhere between my disco days and my Geritol days someone swapped out the triple sec with Blue Curacao and the Blue Lemon Drop burst upon the cocktail scene.

Just as tasty, maybe even better, but now it was also one of my favorite colors. I have experimented a lot with Lemon Drops in the years between disco and Geritol with many other versions including a Rosemary Lemon Drop, a Cherry Lemon Drop and a Pomegranate Lemon Drop. I've even done a down and dirty version I call my White Trash Lemon Drop, but the Blue Lemon Drop is a favorite because of that beautiful turquoise blue color.


1 Oz. Vodka
1 Oz. Blue Curacao
4 Oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

Shake ingredients with ice until chilled then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a lemon wheel slipped onto a fun rock candy swizzle stick and serve.


Updated 7-2018
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