Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lemon Drop Martini

I just returned from a conference in Orlando. Every year about this time, I attend the same professional conference (remember Boston last year?) and I usually try to pepper my visit with some sightseeing…well, no such peppering this year. I’m really not much of a Disney person (but totally understand and appreciate the allure for others). I did watch the fireworks from my hotel balcony…I also had a lovely view of the air conditioning system and the parking lot.

Maybe I should have upgraded to a pool view for $30 a night.

I rarely go anywhere without my camera…until now. I forgot my camera and, therefore, am not able to share photos of the week…what kind of blogger forgets her camera?

Apparently me.

Let me explain the temporary lapse in my otherwise fairly organized approach to traveling. As you know from a previous post, I am a big “To-Do” list person….if it doesn’t get written down, it doesn’t happen.

Anyway, I was scheduled to speak at this particular conference and I was frenzied busy preparing for the same and remembering the things necessary to present – like my wireless clicker and laptop. Consequently, some routine check-list personal items – – got left behind…I did remember some other fairly significant items, but you don’t need to hear about those.

BTW, my presentation was on Behavioral Interviewing…fascinating stuff.

Despite my inability to photo-document my (scant) escapades, I had several days of learning and networking with industry peers including a wonderful dinner at a martini bar where I enjoyed a Lemon Drop Martini. What a perfect topic for a post, thought she.

Lemon Drop Martini

1 1/2 shots of vodka – I like Grey Goose
1/2 shot triple sec
1 teaspoon confectioners sugar
1 shot of freshly squeezed lemon juice – about the juice of one medium lemon
Granulated sugar for the rim of the martini glass

Mixing The Lemon Drop Martini
Pour the vodka, triple sec, sugar and lemon juice into an ice-filled shaker. I used the new doggie shaker I got for Mother’s Day. Shake sufficiently to fully dissolve the sugar.

To serve your Lemon Drop Martini, choose a clear martini glass, glaze the rim with juice from a slice of lemon and dip the rim in granulated sugar, pour the martini and garnish with a slice of lemon.

Beware...these go down easy! You've been warned.


Cathy said...

Hmmmm...sounds very yummy.

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Classic and delicious!