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What is a limoncello lemon drop?

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A limoncello lemon drop is a type of martini that contains lemon liqueur. A lemon drop martini typically combines vodka, lemon juice and sugar. Some recipes call for additional ingredients, such as limoncello.

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What is a limoncello lemon drop?
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The lemon drop martini gets its name from lemon drop candy. The drink imitates the candy's very sweet and very sour taste. Limoncello tastes very sweet and has a strong lemon flavor but is not sour, so its addition to the drink enhances the lemon juice rather than replacing it. A limoncello recipe available at FoodNetwork.com combines lemon peel, vodka, water and sugar and involves steeping the lemon peels in the vodka for several days.

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