Some of you saw my celebratory Instagram / Facebook post, where I indulged in a martini after discovering that I lost two pounds.

With that, I decided I would share my quick and easy, no frills, favorite martini recipe! And it only takes two ingredients! Grab your cocktail shaker, cause we are making Lemontinis!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Absoult Lemon Vodka (since we are only using two ingredients, use a better vodka. I adore absolut)
Baily’s Sweet and Sour Mix

You’ll also need the following for mixing and serving
Ice
Cocktail shaker
Martini glass
Lemon (optional, for garnish)

Alright, let’s get shaking! First fill your shaker with ice.

Next, add your Baily’s Sweet & Sour Mix and Vodka.

I prefer to have my martini about 1/3 sour mix and 2/3 vodka. If you want a stronger ‘tini, cut back on the sweet and sour mix. If you want a sweeter ‘tini, and more sweet & sour mix.

If you want, you could also add a splash of Triple Sec (or Grand Marnier if you’re the fancy type) at this point. I don’t, because I usually don’t have it on hand and I like to keep things simple.

Now we shake, vigorously.

Once your hand and the shaker are freezing (about thirty good shakes) we are ready to pour!

Feel free to add a slice of lemon to make your lemontini extra special.

Then, grab a seat outside in the sunshine, turn on some tunes, sit back and enjoy!

Cheers friends!

*The martini shaker is from Pottery Barn, purchased about 5 years ago. 
*The extra tall martini glasses are from Crate & Barrell, purchased about 2 years ago.


  


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  • Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo at

    YUM!
    These would make perfect lil “shooters” for a cocktail party…Im thinkin maybe rim the shot glasses with sugar?!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    XOX

    ps – LOVE your blog/pinterest boards BTW 😉

  • {northern cottage} at

    oh michael – you’ve shared my weakness – my FAV drink! it is REALLY yummy with a bit of sugar lining the rim….(since you’re dieting maybe truvia?) mmmmmmm! you are BAD for me – but I like it!

    http://www.NorthernCottage.net

  • Anonymous at

    I’m drooling already!

  • Susan @ homeroad.net at

    Michael that looks delicious! I think I might have to try that! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Susan
    Homeroad

  • Ariadna Inblue at

    Sencillamnte delicioso.Simply delicious.=~.~=

  • Funnelcloud Rachel at

    That fact that you own a cocktail shaker makes me love you even more. And also makes me wonder – why don’t I have one?! Geez. I’ll get on that tomorrow!

    I also love that you celebrate weight loss with martinis. Yes!

  • Patti at

    These look delish – think I will “pin” this. Also love your tall, delicate martini glass!

  • Melissa at

    I would really love one of these right now!!! Guess I’ll have to settle for my Target wine in a box:0)

  • Laura McNamara at

    This looks excellent and simple is always one of my top ingredients. Found you on Pinterest and I just love your page, great work.
    Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño

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