Any bartender can combine cheap ingredients and pre-made mixes. But if you want to make incredible drinks people really enjoy, you need to start with good quality ingredients.
A little high school chemistry never hurt, either.
The Lemon Drop is a drink that is routinely desecrated with bottom-shelf vodka and sour mix. If you've spent any time on my drinks blog posts, you'll find that I favor drinkability and flavor over just about everything else.
This is no different.
1 1/2 oz Belvedere Vodka
3/4 oz Caravella Limoncello
2 oz Absolut Citron Vodka
1/4 oz Caravella Limoncello
3/4 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz Cointreau Orange Liqueur
1 fresh-squeezed lemon
Rim either an old-fashioned or martini glass with the squeezed lemon and dip in sugar. Combine the spirits and fresh-squeezed lemon in a metal shaker full of ice. Shake until the canister is frosty and strain into the glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
If the drink is too strong, you can add a splash of club soda without affecting the flavor.