Cheers to spring and lets sip on these luscious Raspberry Lemon Drop Martini’s while we enjoy the warmer weather.
Ever since I found this recipe I have been wanting to try it out. It has some of my favorite cocktail ingredients, vodka (raspberry vodka even better), chambord and & 7up.
I used Smirnoff Raspberry Vodka that my friendly spirits store lady directed me toward. I have a bit of a funny store about me picking up my vodka. It was Friday and on Friday’s my hubby is off work, so I drag him with me in the morning to a hot spinning class on Real Ryder bikes. We then head home, putz around, shower and then we head out to have lunch together and we usually go to this little coffee shop that has a great chicken salad plate. It’s a quaint little place with a bowl of water out front for the patrons dogs and a few table and chairs. The inside has mismatched chairs and hand painted tables. Their roasting machine, which is this car size contraption sits in the middle of the floor right next to where you order. The girls that work there see us coming and ring us up before we order. Yes, we are that boring and that consistent, but that is not my story. So, we are sitting at the table by the window that looks out over the street and the shops across. One of the shops across the street is my spirits store, where I pick up the ingredients and a few tips for my Saturday cocktails.
So we are sitting there eating and my husband says “nothing but women go into that liquor store, what woman goes into a liquor store in the middle of the afternoon? They must be lushes!”…….
You see my problem…. I am a women that goes into that liquor store in the middle of the afternoon. I am not a lush!! That being said, this is an awesome martini!
Raspberry Lemon Drop Martini
- 4 ounces Raspberry Vodka I used Smirnoff
- 1 ounce Chambord
- 4 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Splash of 7up
- Lemon twists
- In a martini shaker filled with fresh ice, add vodka, chambord, and lemon juice. Shake and pout in glass, top with splash of 7 up and a twist of lemon.