When life gives you Meyer lemons, make this softened take on a lemon drop. Meyer lemons are in season from November to March, so the holidays are the perfect time to take advantage of these unique fruits. They’re considered a cross between a standard lemon and a mandarin orange, so their tartness is subdued. Place the candies in a Ziplock bag to finely crush. It’s easier to get a nice thick ring on the glass by holding it in one hand and sprinkling the candy dust on with the other.

Recipe by Well Done


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Recipe Summary

5 mins
5 mins
Serves 1


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  • Rub rim of a martini glass with 1/2 teaspoon of the simple syrup. Place crushed candies in a shallow dish, and dip rim in candies.

  • Combine vodka, lemon juice, Grand Marnier, and remaining 2 tablespoons simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice; cover and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is frosty, about 15 seconds. Strain into prepared glass. Float a thin slice of lemon in glass.