In the history of cocktails, the Lemon Drop is a fairly new drink, created in the 1980’s during the sweet vodka cocktail heyday. Though today’s Lemon Drops are are often overwrought and too sweet, we do like a Lemon Drop made with great vodka, fresh lemon, and just enough sugar to balance it cleanly.
For spring and early summer, a little muddled fruit kicks it into season, and we love how strawberry pairs with the herbal notes in our Sol.
Strawberry Lemon Drop
Muddle strawberries with simple syrup. Add Sol, lemon juice, and shake with ice. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
Or, bonus, make this into a great summer popsicle:
Strawberry Lemon Drop Popsicles (Makes 2-3 depending on mold size)
1 oz Sol Chamomile Citrus
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
2 oz Simple Syrup
½ oz Water
Muddle strawberries with syrup, add Sol, water and lemon. Fine strain through sieve, stir thoroughly then pour immediately into popsicle mold. If you want to have chunks of fresh strawberry, slice an additional strawberry or two and add to popsicle molds during freeze process (or stick to the side of the mold with a little simple syrup, and freeze briefly, before adding liquid to mold.