Gourmet Veggie Mama

Farewell, summer

As today is the start of Labor Day weekend, which is the unofficial end of summer, I am feeling a little nostalgic for the season. Fall is my favorite season, with a little crispness in the air and the changing leaves, but summer is a time for barbecues and pool parties and sitting outside enjoying a nice, cold beer because it’s just too darn hot to do anything else. I always miss it a little bit when the weather starts turning colder.

What better way to honor of the end of summer than with a classic summer cocktail, the Lemon Drop?

Summer, we hardly knew ye.

Lemon Drop

1 1/2 oz. vodka*
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1 tsp. simple syrup
3/4 oz. lemon juice

Combine all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour into a sugar-rimmed glass, and serve with a lemon twist if you’re feeling fancy.

* I heart Tito’s Handmade Vodka. However, I also happen to have a bottle of Absolut Citron still hanging around, probably from law school days, so I usually throw a little of that in for its extra lemony-ness.

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4 Thoughts on “Farewell, summer

  1. I have the cure for summer nostalgia: spend the summer in the inferno otherwise known as Texas, and it will knock that seasonal sentimentality right out of you ;-)

  2. Yeah, I must say, I’m more than ready for some cooler temps. Our vacation is coming at the perfect time. A Lemon Drop would absolutely hit the spot today. I haven’t had one in too long!

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