Now that high school football season is almost over AND summer (BOO!) and the track space is becoming more available...after a vigorous walk this
evening I wanted something a little different.
Not your typical lemon drop, this is a lemon drop daiquiri.
For you Mason, I'll post the recipe although we both know that I don't tend to follow recipes or rules but, that's a conversation for another time.
2 oz (who's measuring!) plain ol' Captain Morgan Rum
1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice (Yep! The real deal although the concentrate is more 'tart' and I thought it may be fun to put a real lemon drop candy
in it but didn't! I happen to have some for the coming holiday.)
1/2 oz Triple Sec (I use my old standby however, it is NOT fancy!)
1/2 oz simple syrup (most recipes call for this but, as with many other mixed drinks, it is NOT my preference. Too sweet for me)
Let's see...run the lemon wedge around the rim of a pretty glass that you like and dip it in sugar (sanding sugar or whatever...I used just regular
old sugar, another reason the simple syrup isn't needed IMO)
Mix all of your liquids together, I just use a pitcher, and pour into your sugar rimmed glass over ice, garnish with lemon or lime. I tried lime also
going for a lemon/lime combo and it worked well. YUM!
Now the stemware, cause I know you like the presentation! I found these (inexpensive) glasses in some chain store a long time ago and use them often.
They're fun and this one is blue and since I'm feeling a little blue...it seemed appropriate. I like having fun with service of food and drinks. For
example, I drink my margaritas from a 'rocks' glass.
Okay picture time!
It was cool, crisp and refreshing and since summer seems to be hanging on a little while longer here in Tennessee...apropos