The Story Behind The Lemon Drop
Recipes for Lemon Drop candies — made with finely powdered sugar and lemon juice — date back to the early 1800s. A century later, these sweet and sour delights became the inspiration for a cocktail that’s beloved to this day.
Developed at Henry’s Africa in San Francisco, the first fern bar in the nation, the Lemon Drop cocktail attracted loyal crowds in the 1970s. Enjoy a sweet crunch as the sugary rim around your glass melts into a sour combination of vodka, orange liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup.