3/4 ounce sweet-and-sour mix (recipe follows)
3/4 ounce citron vodka
3/4 ounce triple sec
Twist of lemon for garnish
Sugar the rim of a chilled martini glass. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the sweet and sour mix, and stir. Add vodka and triple sec. Shake well. Strain into the glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon zest.
Feeling festive? Add a splash of Chambord for a ribbon of red color, making it special for the Christmas holiday.
Simple Syrup2 cups water
2 cups sugar
In a saucepan over high heat, bring the water and sugar to a boil. Decrease the heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool. Keep refrigerated for up to 2 months.
Sweet and Sour Mix1 1/4 cup simple sugar
3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
Combine the simple syrup and lemon juice, and mix well. Keep refrigerated forup to 1 week.