Stirrings - Lemon Drop Mixer
It's rather good - neither cloyingly sweet nor citrusy sour, but somewhere right in ...more
I found an awfully nice package on my doorstep the other day, with the most innovative use of bubble wrap I've ever seen (it was shaped like a bottle). Inside I found a jar of Stirrings Lemon Drop cocktail mixer. It's rather good - neither cloyingly sweet nor citrusy sour, but somewhere right in between. It went rather well with some gin, though the bottle recommends vodka. I like the simple ingredients and their use of cane sugar instead of corn syrup (it just tastes better). I plan to try out the other flavors.
Upon my first sip of this luscious mixer, I knew what I had to do: plan to gather the girls for a Lemon Zest Party. The invitations will read: When life hands you lemons, season with Lemon Zest! Guests will be asked to dress in LYD (little yellow dresses) and will be greeted at the door with Lemon Drop Martinis, prior to nibbling on appetizers made from edible containers of pattypan squash stuffed with couscous...
So far I've only had my first "sample" sized virgin-cocktail, but I can't wait to have some sort of event to make a bunch of different drinks. Lemon is my favorite fruit and this is like Lemon Heads in liquid form... I love it!!! I can't wait to try some of the other flavors Stirrings has (and try out their hefty supply of recipes on their website).
The other half of what's in my Arnold Palmer.
So I actually received a bottle of this about a year ago, but not being 21, I never tried it out (even though I certainly could have mixed it with non-alcoholic drinks). Last night being the big night, I put it out with the rest of the adult beverages and it proved to be extremely popular and incredibly delicious! It was used as a substitute for sour mix in an Amaretto Sour as well as a couple of other made-up-on-the-spot drinks... and I can't wait to buy another bottle!