What could be easier or more accessible than lemons? Let’s explore the easiest cocktail ever with pink lemons…
Pink lemons exist?
They do. And not just when unicorns are nearby.
Pink lemons, though rare, are actually from California. The breed was developed in the 1930s.
Found at the Larkspur Farmers’ Market for a hefty $8 per pound, they kindly asked to be squeezed.
They’re not really fully pink on the outside, just tinged with a blush of pinkness.
And the juice is not even pink! So pink lemonade is sadly not found in nature.
Nevertheless, it is a very simple cocktail to make and does not require a whole lot of ingredients.
There are quite a few cocktails in the world that seem like you need a bartender to go with them. All those liquors, bitters and fresh citrus fruit.
The lemon drop though is reliable. Just lemon juice, vodka, and sugar.
And some sugar in the form of simple syrup. Which you can make with equal parts sugar and water.
Shake her up in a cocktail shaker (or mason jar) with ice.
Strain into a martini glass, and think happy pink thoughts.
Garnish with a slice of lemon and a sugared rim if it feels appropriate.
Curl up next to something cozy, sip, and relax.
If you prefer something non-alcoholic, try this even easier DIY Vietnamese Lemon Soda.
Lemon Drop Cocktail
- 1 c vodka
- 2 ea lemons, squeezed for juice
- 1/4 c simple syrup
- lemon slices for garnish
- Pour vodka, lemons, and simple syrup into a martini shaker or mason jar filled halfway with ice.
- Shake, shake, shake, and strain into martini glasses.
- Garnish with lemon slices if desired. For a sugared rim, run a wedge of lemon around the lip of the glass and dip in sugar.