Lemondrops and Cosmos

Alright, my 200th post! Its taken a few years to reach that many posts but here I am.  I'm celebrating the milestone by posting about two of my favorite drinks, Lemondrops and Cosmos.  They're two classic cocktails with Vodka that are sweet and refreshing and perfect for sipping in the summer.    Whether you want a nice drink to pair with dinner or just to unwind at the end of the day, do yourself a favor and skip the mixes.  You can play bartender by making your cocktails from scratch and they will be delicious. 

1 1/2 shots Vodka
1/2 shot Triple Sec
1 Lemon
3-4 t. sugar, to taste
1/2 oz. water
ice cubes

Squeeze lemon into shaker.  Muddle.  Add ice cubes.  Add the remaining ingredients and shake well.  Strain into a chilled sugar rimmed martini glass. 
Makes one Lemondrop. 

1 1/2 shots Vodka
1/2 shot Triple Sec
1 1/2 shots cranberry juice
1/4 lime
ice cubes

Muddle lime and fill a shaker with ice cubes.  Add Vodka, Triple Sec and cranberry juice.  Shake well.  Strain into a chilled martini glass.  Garnish with a lime wheel on rim of glass.  Makes one Cosmo.  Cheers! 


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