Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Recipe: Tuscan Lemon Drop

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
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. 
  Photos by Bryn Wallace


Eliotseats said...

Rosemary simple syrup--what a great idea. I will try to incorporate that when I make this cocktail again, a Tuscan Sunset. http://eliotseats.com/?p=1071

capitalcooking said...

I hope you like it. Thanks for the comment.

Brandy said...

This drink looks so good.  One they should serve at DC's Toscana Cafe www.bestdcitalianrestaurant.wordpress.com

capitalcooking said...

I'll have to check that out.  Thanks!