This raspberry lemon drop martini is my summer-y twist on the classic cocktail, lemon drop martini. Made with fresh raspberries, freshly squeezed lemon juice and Finlandia Vodka, it is guaranteed to impress.
To make the honey simple syrup: mix together the honey and water in a small sauce pan. Cook until honey fully dissolves. Let it cool while you prep the rest of the ingredients. *
For the rim: Mix together the cane sugar and lemon zest in a small flat plate. Using the lemon wedge wet the rim of a coupe glass. Dip the glass in sugar mixture making sure the rim is fully covered. Place the glass in the freezer.
To make the cocktail: Place raspberries, lemon juice, fresh mint leaves, and honey simple syrup in a large glass. Muddle until the raspberries are fully pureed.
Fill a shaker with ice. Pour in the triple sec and vodka. Strain the raspberry mixture. Put the lid on and shake for 40 seconds or so.
Take out the coupe glass out of the freezer and pour the drink into the glass. Garnish with a slice of lemon and serve.
This honey simple syrup recipe makes more than what you need for this cocktail. You can place the rest of it in a jar with a lid and keep it in the fridge up to a week to use in other cocktails.