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Happy Hour: Raspberry Lemon Drop

Friday is finally here and you know what that means, it's cocktail time! Wow that sounded way too much like Sandra Lee... obviously it's been a very long week. I'm not afraid to say I'm ready for a strong, comforting cocktail — by comforting I mean super sweet and fabulously girlie. A raspberry lemon drop with a sugar coated rim is just what the doctor ordered. Think you can only order a cocktail this gorgeous at a restaurant? Well think again! I've got the California Pizza Kitchen's recipe, so you can enjoy it wherever you want, whenever you want. You'll learn how it's done when you

Raspberry Lemon Drop
From California Pizza Kitchen
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1 1/2 oz cirtrus vodka (suggested Ketel One Citroen)
3/4 oz Triple Sec
1/2 oz Chambord Liqueur
1 oz Sweet & Sour mix
Juice from two lemon wedges
lemon twist & sugar for rimming glass, optional

  1. If desired rub a lemon wedge around the rim of a martini glass and dip in sugar to coat the rim.
  2. In metal mixing tin, fill with ice, add vodka, triple sec, Sweet & Sour and juice from two lemon wedges.
  3. Shake thoroughly and strain into chilled martini glass.
  4. Pour Chambord down the center of the drink for layered affect (red bottom, yellow/white up top).
  5. Garnish with a lemon twist if desired.

Serves 1.

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crispet1 crispet1 9 years
This looks wonderful! I love Lemon Drop Martinis as is, so this would be great to try!
askmetostay askmetostay 9 years
SingerSF SingerSF 9 years
Oh that looks good. I just had a raspberry martini last night at Cheescake Factory after work that was divine!
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 9 years
Ohhhh, num-num!!! I'll take half a dozen, please. ;)
pinkkiwii84 pinkkiwii84 9 years
Mmmmm. This is why I love Fridays. Although my weekend starts on Thursday, I can wait a day.
laurafox laurafox 9 years
Yes! I finally have the recipe! I ADORE that drink!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
mmm i could use one of those right now!! sounds tasty :D
SeptemberLights SeptemberLights 9 years
OMG! You crack me up! Sandra lee is such an have to wonder why she is so perky all the time?
sophistiquer sophistiquer 9 years
that sounds absolutely wonderful. must make it sometime.
jen22 jen22 9 years
Yummy! :)
hvnly34 hvnly34 9 years
Looks yummy! I need some citrus vodka
AlliJean AlliJean 9 years
adding chambord seems like the perfect way to jazz up the lemon drop (which I drink ALL the time)!
Alyk Alyk 9 years
Yes, plz.
Chica8a Chica8a 9 years
YUM :cocktail:
LuciLu LuciLu 9 years
gorgeous and edible, just my style... ;)
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Hmmmm...Pretty and Alcoholic! Just what I need. :) But I'm betting I shouldn't with this stupid sinus infection!
ElleJay ElleJay 9 years
i could really use one of these right now !! :)
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