Back from Vegas and back into reality. Cherry Lemon Drop Cocktail

Sorry for the blog being quiet.
A couple of weeks ago, 9 days to be exact, I returned from a fabulous week long holiday with just my husband and myself in Las Vegas!
It was much needed and seriously enjoyed.
We did the typical tourist things, like walk the Strip,  take a Gondola ride at the Venetian, catch a show: Rock of Ages, travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris, gamble a little (actually not much), explore Freemont Street and have some excellent Prime Rib and live music, and so much more.
It was really awesome and the quality time with my spouse was amazing.
I think it’s very important to make the time and show your spouse/significant other that they are important without the everyday life involved (like kids, stress, jobs, family, etc) at least once a year.
It was as if we were on another Honeymoon (we Honeymooned in Vegas when we married 7 years ago) and we really enjoyed it.
It also reminded me how much I like Lemon Drops (but also how potent and dangerous those tasty little drinks are). 🙂
My husband likes to relax at a Blackjack table for a few hours and just cut up with the other players, so he did that a few times.
Personally, I am not a big gambler and would rather take my money and go buy shoes, a purse, or chocolate. So, I’d play the penny or nickel slots with my $20 and if I lost it, I was done. I’d go find him and hang out too. The conversation at a Blackjack table is quite entertaining as long as you are not an easily offended female (of which I am not).
It’s also a good place to get free drinks. So I would hang out with the menfolk (not a lot of women at the table, unless it’s the dealer) and the cocktail waitress kept bringing drinks.
I think I had 5 one night and since I usually drink 1 bottle of hard cider or one glass (sometimes 2) of wine (when I drink), well you can imagine the shaky legs I had by the end of the night. 😉
But once we returned home, it made me remember that a Lemon Drop is really one of my favorite drinks and I wondered why I never make them at home.

So, I set out to make myself one.

***Now, I’ll be honest, I didn’t really measure, so I’m kind of guessing at the measurements here. But they should be “about right”.

Cherry Lemon Drop


3 ozs Pinnacle Cherry Whipped Vodka
1 TB Lemon Juice (I used Real Lemon, but you could use fresh)
1/2 TB Superfine sugar (plus more for the rim of the glass)
Martini Shaker

Put all ingredients in the martini shaker with lots of ice and shake the tar out of it. You need to really shake it so that the sugar dissolves.

Wet the rim of a martini or cocktail glass with either water or lemon juice and dip in superfine sugar, and pour your drink in.

Lemon Drop(Sorry for the not perfect picture. It’s from my phone)


A little lagniappe.

Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino's $30Million Chandelier

Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino’s $30Million Chandelier

My husband and I

My husband and I

The Bellagio Fountains from the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris

The Bellagio Fountains from the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris

Here’s to Chaos, because anything less is boring!




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