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Frosty Lemon Martini

James Carrier
Yield Makes 2 servings
This sweet-tart, chilled lemon martini is perfect served on warm summer evenings.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Lemon wedge
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 6 tablespoons chilled lemon-flavored vodka (3 oz.; see notes)
  • 2 tablespoons chilled lemon-flavored liqueur (1 oz.; see notes)
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 thin strips (3 in. long) lemon peel

Nutrition Information

  • calories 162
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • protein 0.0 g
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 11 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • sodium 2.6 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Pour sugar onto a small, rimmed plate. Rub rims of two martini glasses with lemon wedge to moisten, then dip rims into sugar to coat (see notes).

  2. Place ice in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka, liqueur, and lemon juice. Shake until mixture is very cold, about 10 seconds. Strain into glasses. Garnish each with a twist of lemon peel.

Cook's Notes

Look for lemon- flavored vodka and liqueur (such as the Italian liquore di limoni) in well-stocked supermarkets and liquor stores. For extra frostiness, put sugar-rimmed glasses in the freezer for 7 to 8 minutes.