Clutch MOV is partnering with DaVinci’s Italian Restaurant to kick off your weekends with Happy Hour! We’ll begin with this sweet and spring-inspired Lemon Drop Martini.

The Lemon Drop was invented sometime in the 1970s by Norman Jay Hobday, the founder of fern bar in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. The drink was originally served in a cocktail glass and was likely named for the lemon drop candy that shares its sweet taste.

What you’ll need:

  • Vodka (Your choice, we used Absolut Citron)
  • Triple Sec
  • Lemon Juice
  • Sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Martini Glass
  • Lemon twist

Place the vodka, Triple Sec, lemon juice and sugar into a cocktail shaker with 4 or 5 ice cubes and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Run the lemon twist around the edge of a chilled martini glass and dunk in a small amount of sugar to coat the rim of the glass. Pour the strained martini into the chilled glasses and enjoy!

This Happy Hour is Sponsored by DaVinci’s Italian Restaurant

DaVinci’s Italian Restaurant, located in Williamstown, WV, offers world class Italian/American cuisine. Owner Chris has been at Da Vinci’s almost since the beginning. She started working for the Pettits as a server three decades ago, and rose through the ranks over the years until she was managing the entire place. “This wasn’t what I wanted to do forever—this was just a stepping stone, this was to pay my way through college,” she says. “But I loved the people—I loved the customers, I loved the employees. They’re my friends. So I never left.”