What to do with a bottle of Effen vodka? Make cocktails of course. Duh!
Sean’s Effen Lemon Drop Martini1
1 medium sized lemon
1 oz of simple syrup
1 1/2 oz Effen vodka
2 tbsp sugar
Ice your martini glass, fill the martini shaker with ice, pour in the vodka, simple syrup, and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Give it a good shake. Dump out the ice from your glass, run lemon around your glass rim, and give it a dip in the sugar so you get that delicious sweetness clinging to your glass.
Now add in your freshly shaken cocktail to the glass.
Garnish with a piece of lemon and enjoy. Technically this is enough for two servings. I live alone and I can’t let the other half go to waste, can I?
1 Yes, I know this isn’t a real martini and in general I oppose calling cocktails martinis just because they are served in a martini glass, but I also recognize I’m not going to win that fight. Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.