Lemmondrop Cocktail

*this recipe originally appeared in Loveswept's newsletter The Smitten Word

Lemmondrop Cocktail

I was so excited when Loveswept asked me for a cocktail that would complement my upcoming release Eye Candy, that I couldn’t wait to get to taste testing. Thankfully, my former-bartending hubs volunteered (*cough* I asked) to mix up a concoction worthy of its name—a little drink we like to call the Eye Candy Lemmondrop. Tart, sweet, and oh-so-satisfying, you’ll want to serve these at your next girl’s night in.

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1 ½ oz. vodka

2 lemon wedges

3 oz. Sprite

splash of grenadine

powdered sugar (for the rim)

For the glass:

1.     Pour a layer of powdered sugar onto a plate

2.     Run a lemon wedge around the rim of your fanciest glass and dip it into the sugar

For the drink:

1.     In a shaker, mix vodka, sprite, grenadine and the juice from one lemon wedge

2.     Add ice and shake

3.     Strain into glass

4.     Garnish with the remaining lemon wedge

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xoxo,

Jessica