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Author Notes: This summertime cocktail is a cross between a classic lemon drop and an aviation--The addition of a heavenly Luxardo maraschino cherry and a splash of homemade selzer water softens the strong flavors of the lemon and vodka and gives a nice softness to the sugary simple syrup. This drink is fantastic served in a martini glass with the cherry resting at the bottom, or over ice. I coat the rim of each glass with lemon juice and sugar, or as requested on one very festive day--pop rocks candy! —SarahRey
Makes 2 cherry drops
- 4 ounces vodka
- 2 ounces fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 2 ounces simple syrup
- 1 splash selzer water
- 1 Luxardo maraschino cherry
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup
- Shake until frost gathers on the outside of the shaker
- Pour into a martini glass and drop a cherry (or two) into the bottom of the glass. Top with a splash of selzer water and enjoy!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Soda Fountain Recipe
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