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Sparkling Lemon Drop Martini

This summer we have been curating some cocktail recipes that are crisp, refreshing, and give off a unique twist and so we wanted to share with you this classic cocktail recipe: Sparkling Lemon Drop Martini.

As we’ve been curating these drinks, we’ve been thinking about all those times that our customers are more than excited to order a crisp and refreshing cocktail at their favorite local bar but they just can’t find one that really hits the spot. They get frustrated and then order the same thing as they always do: the classic mojito, daiquiri, or even a sidecar. But, then they think, what if there was that perfect cocktail out there and we’re just
missing it?

Well, that’s the exact mindset we want our customers to have – one that is hopeful for
unique and new ideas.

We want you to just think about how you and your best friend, Kelly, could be heading down to your favorite local bar to unwind from a long week. As soon as you arrive, you decide to walk up and look at the cocktail menu. All you can think about is how you want to enjoy a new, crisp, and refreshing drink. You know the classics but you’re thinking about going a little wild tonight. As soon as that thought hits your mind, you hear someone else ordering the classic Lemon Drop Martini with a twist. Immediately, you ask them to tell you what that twist is! They tell you that they added a splash of Mountain Valley Sparkling Water!

To create this Sparkling Lemon Drop Martini, you will need to make sure you have 1 ½ ounces of lemon vodka, 2 ounces of fresh lemon juice, a pinch of sugar for the cocktail and additional sugar for rimming, one lemon wedge, 2 ounces of Mountain View Sparkling Water and some ice.

Once you know you have all your ingredients measured out, you can start by rimming the
top of your martini glass with a lemon wedge and then you can dip it into your sugar to coat. Then, you will want to grab your shaker and add your lemon vodka, lemon juice, sugar and a handful of ice and shake it up.

As soon as you’ve done that, you’ll want to strain it into your martini glass. Finally, you can top off you martini with your Mountain Valley Sparkling water and then drink it immediately!

This classic recipe is one that we have hanging in our kitchen and after you try it, we think you will too! Enjoy!

Sparkling Lemon Drop Martini (1 Serving)

Ingredients
      • 1 1/2 ounces lemon vodka
      • 2 ounces fresh lemon juice
      • Pinch of sugar
      • 2 ounces Mountain View Sparkling Water
      • 1 lemon wedge
      • Sugar for rimming

Instructions
      • Rim the top of a martini glass with the lemon wedge and dip into sugar to coat.
      • In your shaker, add your lemon vodka, lemon juice, sugar and a handful of ice.
      • Shake for 15 seconds.
      • Strain into your martini glass.
      • Top with Mountain Valley Sparkling Water and serve.

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