Refreshing Summer Drinks: Lemon Drop Martini

In Taking the Dare, the fourth Truth or Dare book, Dan Blake's favorite drink is the Lemon Drop. 

 It's perfectly suited to his personality, tart and sweet.

I'm very fond of lemon based recipes -- Lemon Meringue pie, lemon cake, lemon tea...

And this recipe for a Lemon Drop Martini

1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce triple sec
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
4 -5 ice cubes
superfine sugar, for the martini glass rim
lemon twist

1. Chill martini glasses in freezer for at least 10 minutes prior to serving.
2. Place Vodka, Triple Sec, lemon juice and sugar into a cocktail shaker with 4-5 ice cubes and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
3. Run the lemon twist around the edge of the chilled martini glass and dunk in a small amount of sugar for a coated rim.
4. Pour the strained martini into the chilled glasses and serve.

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