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Limoncello Drop – Limoncello and Vodka Martini

Mar 4, 2018 by Gabriele Corcos


We often reserve our homemade limoncello to sip as an after-dinner treat. However, we have found that it also can be turned into this sweet-tart cocktail. If you wish, skip the sugaring of the cocktail-glass rim, although it is an easy garnish that always gets guests talking.

Recipe from “Super Tuscan. Heritage Recipes and Simple Pleasures from our Kitchen to Your Table”, Touchstone. Photography by Eric Wolfinger.

1∕4 lemon

White sanding sugar (also called decorating sugar), for sugaring glass rim

2 fluid ounces vodka

1 fluid ounce limoncello

Thin lemon twist, for garnish (optional)

1Run the lemon wedge around the rim of a chilled martini glass. Spread a few tablespoons of the sanding sugar in a saucer. Roll the outside of the glass rim in the sugar, keeping excess sugar o of the inside (just wipe it out with a clean ngertip if this happens) so the drink doesn’t get too sweet. Return the remaining sugar to its container.

2Squeeze the lemon juice from the wedge into an ice- filled shaker. Add the vodka and limoncello and stir until well chilled, about 10 seconds. Strain into the prepared glass and serve.

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