From early on in the first book of the Potter series, it’s pretty darn clear that Albus Dumbledore is a bit mad. One of his favorite things (which he offers to McGonagall as they’re waiting for Hagrid), is the muggle candy, lemon drops. Lucky for us, there’s a lemon drop cocktail. I modified the recipe and it became a quick favorite in this Fangirl’s household.
The first thing I had to do was make simple syrup, which I had never done. Regardless of the name, I was super nervous about it; I had never made any type of syrup before. But the name rings true, Fangirls. This stuff is really simple. Pour a cup of sugar into a pot. Squeeze the juice of 2 lemons into a cup, and fill it the rest of the way with water. Pour that mixture into the same pot. Boil it, stirring occasionally, and when the sugar is all mixed in without being gritty, remove from the heat. Once it’s cooled, put it in a container, and you have lemon simple syrup.
The drink is just as easy as the syrup. You’ll need:
2 shots raspberry vodka
1 shot lemon simple syrup
1/2 shot triple sec
Combine them, and shake with ice, then pour into a sugared glass. I tried to sugar my glass with blue and purple sprinkles, but clearly I am not quite magical enough to get them to stick. But they didn’t effect the deliciousness of this drink. Since it’s almost entirely alcohol, it’s a strong one, and you can taste the booze, but it’s good. I really enjoyed making and drinking Dumbledore’s Lemondrop, and highly suggest you fangirls try it out for yourselves.
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