We recently filmed a new episode of Capital Cooking called, "Under the Tuscan Stars." I came up with a delicious recipe to go with the food. This Tuscan Lemon Drop has the perfect herby-lemon flavor. Get ready for the full episode coming soon.
By Lauren DeSantis
As seen on the “Under the Tuscan Stars” episode of Capital Cooking
1 shot Ventura Limoncello
1 shot Three Olives orange vodka
Juice of ½ lemon
1 shot of rosemary simple syrup
Rimming: 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary, lemon zest and 1 teaspoon sugar
Garnish: rosemary sprig
Fill a shaker with ice and add Ventura Limoncello, vodka, lemon juice, and rosemary simple syrup. Shake it. Put the rimming ingredients onto a plate. Rub a piece of lemon on the rim of a martini glass and dip the mouth of the glass into the rimming ingredients. Strain liquor into the glass and garnish with rosemary sprig.
Rosemary Simple Syrup
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
7 sprigs Shenandoah Growers rosemary
Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves and then remove from heat. Add rosemary and cool. Store in a clear glass bottle or jar with a tight fitting lid in the refrigerator.