i saw cake vodka in the liquor store the other week and bought the single size bottle because i had this hair-brained idea for a cocktail.
see, the thing is i don't like super-sweet drinks very often. the cake vodka just sounded too sweet but i immediately though of lemon chiffon cupcakes. i knew the tartness of lemon would cut the sweetness of the vodka so i stared with just the vodka and lemon juice. unfortunately, it was just too tart and the lemon flavor was too strong. i added simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water) a little at a time until the balance was just right.
the result was truly a lemon cake tasting martini. i don't want to mislead you, this is still a sweet drink but i actually loved it. its like a lemon drop with cake flavor.
i suggest you try a mini version like i did. it's a great way to experiment with mew liquor flavors without committing to the whole bottle.
Lemon Chiffon Martini
makes 2 drinks
4 oz cake vodka
4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 oz simple syrup
dip rim of glass in water and then into plate of raw sugar to rim glass with sugar, if desired.
pour all ingredients into shaker over ice. shake well. strain into 2 glasses and enjoy!