With Polly Wogg's BIG birthday this weekend, I suspect someone will be getting, as Florida Georgia Line says, "Get Your Shine On." The song mentions "homemade jar of lemon drop." What are these drinks and how do you make them? Think lemon shake ups at the fair with some vodka added.  Click for the recipe and a video on how to make them.


Lemon Drop Drink or Shot

This is made similar to a margarita, but instead of salt on the glass rim you use sugar and it can be made as a martini or a shot.  You'll need lemons, sugar and vodka for the basic recipe with some options on adding liqueurs.

  • 1/2 to 3 oz vodka (use more if using less or no additional ingredients, depending on glass size or capacity)
  • 1/2 to 3 oz lemon-flavored vodka (optional, use in the place of regular vodka, and can use with or without additional lemon juice)
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice or lemon-flavored liqueur (optional, can use if not garnishing with a lemon slice or wedge)
  • 1/2 oz (15 mL) triple sec or peach schnapps (optional, will provide some sweetness but will make the drink have less distinct lemon flavor)
  • Sugar (for coating lemon pieces, rimming the glass, or as an ingredient for extra sweetness)
  • Garnish (such as lemon wedge, lemon slice, lemon twist, lemon spiral, or a sugar cube)

Place ice in a shaker, pour in sugar and squeeze lemon slices over the top and add vodka and other liquids and shake well. If serving as a martini, rub lemon around the glass rim and dip in sugar.  If serving as a shot, put some sugar on a lemon and like a tequila shooter, lick, shoot and bite.  Some add a splash of 151 rum to the top and ignite to add some flare.  Check out the video for step by step directions.

As for the "Kentucky Clear" mentioned in "Get Your Shine on," you're going to need some sour mash, copper tubing, a big fire and someone to stand lookout for the revenuers.  I think I'll just sip my lemon drop martini and watch the FGL video again. Anyone got the recipe for those girls in the bikinis?