Basil Lemon Drop Martini

This Basil Lemon Drop Martini is easy peasy lemon-basil squeezy to make. No joke! It’s simply a fun twist on the typical lemon drop martini.

The key ingredient that sets this apart from the rest, besides the basil, is the Paula’s Texas Lemon liqueur. We try to avoid things like triple sec and simple syrup as often as possible, and fresh liqueurs like this are always the best solution. Plus, we love that it is a local Texas brand!

This cocktail is perfect for a pre-night out or even better- get yourself some plastic martini glasses and sip this by the pool! The freshly squeezed lemon mixed with the light touch of basil make this the easiest-to-sip martini you will ever taste. Our favorite part about it though is that it is not too sweet like the typical lemon drop.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients

3 oz. vodka – our go to is Monopolowa
1 oz. Paula’s Texas Lemon
1 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
3-4 basil leaves
Sugar for rim

Smash the basil in your hands to release the aroma. Put all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into martini glass rimmed with sugar. Garnish with lemon and basil, if desired.

Enjoy this fun twist on the classic lemon drop martini. And remember- never stop exploring fun ways to change up any cocktail!

Cheers!

May 31, 2017
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