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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

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

Directions
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

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

Directions
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

Ingredients
vodka
sugar
lemon juice

Directions
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

Ingredients
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

Directions
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

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

Directions
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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