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Beastie Inspired Treats: The Perfect Lemon Drop

Well, as some of you may or may not know, this past Monday, Kristen and I did a live tweet event, where we watched 1x01: The Pilot and 2x01: Who Am I?

While I was watching The Pilot, I remembered how much a like Lemon Drops, both the drink and the candy. So, I decided it was time for another 'Beastie Inspired Treat' recipe post.

There's a virgin option, a shooter version and a twist on the classic version.

Enjoy! But please drink responsibly.

The Virgin Lemon Drop

1/2 cup of Lemon juice
Lemonheads candy
1/2 cup of Sugar
2 cups of Water
Ice Cubes (optional)

Step 1: Mix water, sugar and lemon juice in a pitch. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Step 2: Fill the rest of the pitcher with Sprite.
Step 3: Put in two handfuls the Lemonhead candies
Step 4: Serve over ice cubes (optional)

The Classic Lemon Drop Martini

1 1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. triple sec
1 tsp. superfine sugar
3/4 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice

Step 1: Mix the Grey Goose vodka, triple sec, sugar and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice cubes.
Step 2: Shake well to make sure sugar is blended.
Step 3: Pour strained liquor into a sugar-rimmed martini glass and garnish with a twisted peel of lemon.

NOTE: To create a sugar-rimmed glass, take a lemon wedge and rub the drinking surface of the glass so it is barely moist. Dip the edge of the glass into sugar.

The Lemon Drop Shooter

lemon juice

Step 1: Pour vodka into an ice-filled glass until 80% full.
Step 2: Using a spoon, drop sugar on top until it forms a large peak on top of the ice.
Step 3: Pour in lemon juice until the glass is about 90-95% full, and using your spoon, stir the mixture for about 30 seconds (or until the ingredients are perfectly mixed).

Note: Exact measurements are not used due to the fact that certain people prefer different amounts of sugar and lemon juice.

The Champagne Lemon Drop

1 (12-ounce) can lemonade frozen concentrate, thawed
1 bottle extra-dry Champagne
1 1/2 cups sparkling water
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1/3 cup lemon drop candies, crushed

Step 1: In a pitcher, stir to combine lemonade concentrate, Champagne, and sparkling water.
Step 2: Using a slice of lemon, moisten the rim of each glass.
Step 3: Dip rim into crushed lemon drop candies.
Step 4: Pour in the Champagne mixture and garnish with sliced lemons

The Twisted Lemon Drop

2 oz vodka
1 oz Cointreau® orange liqueur
1 oz fresh orange juice
2 oz fresh Meyer lemon juice

Step 1: Squeeze fresh meyer lemon juice.
Step 2: Squeeze fresh orange juice.
Step 3: Run lemon peel on a cocktail glass rim then dip in sugar.
Step 4: Combine ingredients in shaker with ice.
Step 5: Strain into glass.
Step 6: Strain no more.

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