The most important ingredient in a lemon drop recipe is the Lemon itself. Lemon is not very big in size but it is a very healthy fruit with multiple uses. In summer it is very refreshing and is consumed to beat the heat and sun stroke. In the winter it is used to cure and fight common colds – as it contains vitamin “C” A concoction of Lemon and honey in warm water is very good to cure sore throat. The vitamin C content in a lemon also makes it a good bleaching agent. Few Lemon drops added to a spoon of milk or cream is a good home made whitener for skin.
Lemon drops recipes are many and varied. The most basic being a simple homemade lemonade or Limbo Pani – as is called in India.
Limbo Pani -Lemon Drop Water (Juice)
A glass of water
Limbo (Lime) Juice – Half or more if you really want it very sour
Salt and sugar to taste
Half a pinch of pepper (optional)
A wit of mint leave if so desired.
Mix it, drink it and enhance some cooling effect in your body.
Use of fresh lemons is advisable for taste and nutrition as compared to artificial lemon flavors – which are used in bottled lemonades. Consumption of fresh lime would help you to intake Vitamin C, A, B2, B1, B6 and B3.
Lemon Juice is very healthy and reviving because the fruit Lemon itself has a very healthy chemical composition of: Proteins, Carbohydrates, Water, vitamins etc.
Lemon Drop Shot/Shooter Recipe – Vodka based
Equal measure of Vodka and Lemon juice
A cube of sugar
Pour crushed ice into the glass, add sugar. Stir the bottom of the glass. Now add the Vodka mixture. Rim this glass with sugar and a little salt and serve.
Lemon Drop MARTINI
Pineapple juice 4 ounces
Vanilla Vodka 2 ounces
Lime – 1
Sugar (optional and as per taste)
Cut the lemon; take the wedge on the rim of the glass for the rim to get the lemon drops flavor. Pour some sugar in a plate and now hold the glass upside down so that the rim of the glass touches and catches the sugar on its rim.
Squeeze lemon juice inside the glass and add the pineapple juice to it. Add vanilla vodka also. Put a lemon wedge on the glass for decoration and garnishing. Stir and serve chilled with ice.
CAUTION: Please make sure not to use the hybrid products and juices available these days. Pineapple and Orange hybrid juice is become very common today. The hybrid juice will over power the flavors of the other ingredients and juices in the drink.
Lemon Drop Cocktail
Absolut Vodka and Orange Liqueur – Same measure
Sugar, ice and a lemon wedge for garnishing
Mix Vodka and Orange liqueur in a shaker. Squeeze lemon in the shaker add ice and shake into a chilled mix. Rim the glass with sugar. Strain the mixer in the shaker and pour in the cocktail or an old stem glass. Place a lemon wedge for decoration and serve.
Lemon drop recipes do not require many dos and do not’s. Keep your taste buds in mind and use your imagination.