Photo: James Carrier
Photo: James Carrier
A lemon martini is an adult treat for a hot summer afternoon. Most well-stocked liquor stores in Fernandina Beach, such as our local 5 Points carry lemon flavored vodka and liqueurs, so they should be easy to find. For an extra frosty taste, put sugar rimmed glasses in the freezer for 7 or 8 minutes before serving.

1 Tablespoon sugar
Lemon wedge
1 Cup of crushed ice
6 Tablespoons chilled lemon-flavored vodka
2 Tablespoons chilled lemon-flavored liqueur
4 Teaspoons lemon juice
2 Thin strips (3 in. long) lemon peel

-Pour sugar onto a small, rimmed plate, rub rims of two martini glasses with lemon wedge to moisten and then dip rims into sugar to coat if you wish to serve in chilled glasses.
-Place ice in a cocktail shaker.
-Add vodka, liqueur, and lemon juice.
-Shake until mixture is very cold, about 10 seconds.
-Strain into glasses.
-Garnish each with a twist of lemon peel.