I don’t know about you but, I LOVE frozen cocktails! And with the weather warming up, it’s only right I make the frozen version of one of my favorite cocktails. The lemon drop.
Sweet and tangy frozen lemonade, blended with Tequila Reposado, Cointreau, simple syrup, lemonade and fresh lemon juice. Smooth and refreshing. This cocktail is served in a chilled martini glass rimmed with sugar to enhance its crisp, citrusy flavor. Perfect for sipping poolside or at your next summer soirée.
A lemon drop is traditionally made with vodka, but the great thing about being an at-home mixologist is that… you can add whatever type of alcohol you want. Sooo… we’re doing tequila.
What you’ll need
Lemonade- frozen into ice cubes. If you’re short on time, frozen lemonade concentrate works great as well.
Tequila Repo- I used Clasè Azul. But feel free to use your favorite tequila.
Lemon juice- fresh is best.
Lemonade- optional. I used this help blend everything together.
Simple Syrup- sweetens things up.
Orange Liqueur- I used Cointreau. It adds a great orange note that compliments the lemon flavor.
There’s just something about a frozen cocktail that makes me really happy.
How to make this frozen lemon drop
This cocktail is really simple to make. Freeze some lemonade before preparing. Once the lemonade is frozen, add all the ingredients to a high powered blender. Blend until smooth. Pour the cocktail into a chilled martini glass. And garnish with a lemon wheel.
Tips when making this cocktail extra delicious–
Use fresh lemon juice- I used both fresh lemon juice and lemonade. Fresh is best. and adds a delicious brightness to the cocktail. I personally prefer fresh citrus when making cocktails. I also used lemonade to help blend everything together.
Use quality alcohol- whether you use tequila, vodka or gin, I recommend using smooth, quality alcohol.
Use frozen lemonade- whenever I make a frozen cocktail, I try to limit the amount of ice used to prevent the cocktail from becoming watered down. I recommend freezing the lemonade. And if you’re short on time, use frozen lemonade concentrate. You can find this in the freezer isle at most grocery stores.
High Power Blender- mine is the Ninja IQ blender and I absolutely LOVE it.
Simple Syrup– you can easily make simple syrup by combining equal parts water and sugar. I recommend making it yourself because it tastes better.
Looking for more delicious summer cocktails? Here are a few of my favorites
Frozen Strawberry-Mango Margarita
Blood orange Mocktail
Frozen Lemon Drop
- 1 cup lemonade frozen into ice cubes OR frozen lemonade concentrate
- 4 oz Tequila Repo use less if desired
- 3/4 oz lemonade optional
- 3/4 oz simple syrup
- 1/2 oz lemon juice
- .5 oz cointreau
- Add lemonade to an ice tray and freeze.
- Add ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Rim a chilled martini glass with lemon juice and sugar, if desired. Pour frozen lemon drop into the glass and garnish with lemon wheel. Enjoy!
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