Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini
- Blueberry vodka
- Fresh lemons
- Simple Syrup
- White granulated sugar
- Start by preparing your sugared blueberries. Take a package of blueberries out of the fridge. Rinse your berries, then toss the berries in a bowl of white sugar and place the berries in the freezer. The berries will only need a few minutes to free and form a crystalized sugar-coated shell.
- Next, prepare the mise en place for your martinis. Mise en place is the French phrase for gathering the ingredients and tools required to prepare your drinks. For the Lemon Drop martini, gather small carafes of freshly squeezed lemon juice and fresh simple syrup, lemon zest wheels, blueberry vodka, martini glasses, ice, and a martini shaker with a strainer top.
- Freshly squeezed lemon juice and simple syrup are always better than sweet and sour bar mixers. Squeeze a small carafe of fresh lemon juice for the Blueberry Lemon Drop. You will need 1 ounce of fresh lemon juice for each martini. The number of lemons needed for an ounce of juice will vary based on the quality and ripeness of your lemons. I always opt for Myers lemons for their superior taste and juiciness.
- Simple Syrup is quite simply a very easy recipe. Combine 1-part hot water with 1-part white sugar. Mix the sugar and hot water until the sugar dissolves. You will need 1 ounce of simple syrup for each martini.
- When your ingredients are ready start chilling your martini glass by filling it with ice and water. Chill the glass while you prepare your martinis.
- In your martini mixed combine 2 ounces of blueberry vodka with one ounce of fresh lemon juice and one ounce of simple syrup. Shake the ingredients in the mixer, remove the ice water from your chilled martini glass, and pour the martini into your chilled glass. Top with a lemon tweel and a skewer of freshly frozen sugar-coated blueberries.
- You can easily multiple the recipe by doubling the ingredients. Note that most bar shakers cannot accommodate more than 2 martinis worth of ingredients so use caution when multiplying your recipe.