Yesterday we met April Lohrenz, the babe at Tempe's Spitfire Grill and Tavern who's also a swim instructor. And a dental hygiene student. And a mom. Today she shares with us the recipe for her Lemon Drop martini, which she developed after having the drink botched by nearly every bartender who made it for her.
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"My Lemon Drop is my specialty drink," Lohrenz says. "People love it. I think it's because I've sent so many back in the past that I just wanted to make it something that wasn't too sweet and is refreshing. Don't just squeeze, the lemons -- throw them in the shaker with everything else. It really makes the difference. "
1.5 oz. Absolut Citron
½ oz Triple Sec
1 sugar packet
Splash sweet & sour
How to make it:
Pour vodka, triple sec, sweet & sour and half the sugar packet into an ice-filled shaker. Squeeze several lemon slices and toss them into the shaker as well. Shake very well. Strain and serve in a chilled martini glass, using the remaining sugar to dust the rim. Enjoy.