I love Lemon Drop Martinis. I have the classic Original Lemon Drop, a Cherry Lemon Drop, a Blue Lemon Drop, a Pomegranate Lemon Drop and even a White Trash Lemon Drop.
When I saw my poor rosemary plant was starting to give up the ghost I grabbed the last few fresh twigs from it and a few lemons and decided to toast to my poor fading herb in high happy hour style.
Early in the morning I grabbed off several sprigs of the rosemary and muddled them into a cup of vodka to get some extra rosemary into my cocktail. I let this sit in the fridge until happy hour then set to work on making my martini.
THE ROSEMARY LEMON DROP
1-1/2 Oz. Rosemary Infused Vodka
1/2 Oz. Triple Sec
2 Tsp. Simple Syrup
1 Oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
Fresh Rosemary Sprig
First I chilled my glass in the freezer. Then I stripped off the leaves of some rosemary and muddled those in the bottom of my cocktail shaker with the lemon juice and simple syrup. I then filled the cocktail shaker with ice, poured in the rosemary infused vodka and the triple sec, shook until my shaker frosted over, strained into my martini glass and finally garnished with my final sprig of rosemary from my now defunct rosemary plant.
Bye bye, Rosemary. Thanks for all the good times, good meals & great cocktails! I'll take good care of your replacements.