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The Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini has just the perfect amounts of fruity sweet and lemony sour flavors. This cocktail is like drinking your favorite candy.
How To Make A Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini?
The fruit based martini truly is a thing of beauty. The martini on its own is a crisp and refreshing cocktail. But throwing fruit, specifically blueberries, into the mix makes them even better.
The Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini was most recently popularized as a featured drink at Fleming’s Steakhouse across the US. If you’ve ever had one, you know this recipe is to die for.
This recipe is similar to other fruit cocktails like the Blueberry Margarita, the Strawberry Martini, and the Strawberry Lemon Drop Martini because you must use a muddler.
A muddler is a device used by bartenders to crush fruits, spices, and garnishes to extract their juices, oils, and other flavors. It is different than blending. Blending chops fruit and makes smaller pieces while muddling gives you fruit juice.
This recipe only takes five simple ingredients. You will need:
Lemon Infused Simple Syrup
If you like, you can also make your own infused simple syrup for this recipe. All you need to do is, first, fill a container with simple syrup. Next, cut a lemon in half and submerge it in the simple syrup. Cover the container and leave in the fridge overnight.
Viola! You have lemon infused simple syrup
This drink is not only delicious but super simple to make!
Start out by chilling your martini glass in the freezer.
Muddle 10 blueberries along with 1 oz of simple syrup.
Fill the shaker about ¾ full with ice.
Now pour vodka, triple sec and lemon juice on top of the ice and blueberries.
Put your shaker top on and shake until the outside of a shaker is frosted over.
Get your martini glass from the freezer and rime the edge with some extra simple syrup. Dip the wet rim into sugar and twirl until you have a full coat around the whole glass rim.
Remove the lid from your shaker and replace it with a Hawthorne strainer. You can also use a Sieve Strainer if you want to make absolute sure there will be no blueberry pulp left over.
Pour your drink through your strainer and into your chilled martini glass. Garnish with 3 blueberries on a 4″ cocktail pick.
Serve and Enjoy!
Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini
- Martini glass
- Mixing tumbler
- Hawthorne strainer
- 10 muddled blueberries
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz Triple Sec
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 1 oz lemon juice
- Place martini glass in freezer
- put 10 whole blueberries in tumbler
- Pour in 1 oz simple syrup
- muddle blueberries with muddler
- Fill tumbler with ice
- add in 1 oz lemon juice
- add in 1 oz Triple Sec
- top off with 2 oz vodka
- place lid on tumbler and shake until outside of tumbler frosts over
- pour a small amount of simple syrup on a saucer and dip the rim of your martini glass in it
- on a separate saucer, sprinkle sugar and dip the rim of the martini glass in the sugar
- Place Hawthorne strainer on tumbler
- Pour drink into martini glass
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