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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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