Lemon Drop Martini

Jun 1, 2023

The Lemon Drop Martini is a stunning visual representation for the vibrant yellow stripe on the Pride flag, which embodies the concept of new ideas. We celebrate the continuous evolution and growth of the LGBTQ+ community. The Pride flag is a perfect example of this, as we’ve seen it change to the current progressive Pride flag, with the inclusion of trans pride color stripes, as well as black and brown stripes to represent marginalized communities of color.

The yellow stripe on the pride flag serves as a powerful symbol of progress and innovation within the LGBTQ+ community. It represents the collective commitment to embracing new ideas, challenging societal norms, and fostering inclusivity for all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. This dynamic community is constantly pushing boundaries, questioning existing norms, and paving the way for new ideas and perspectives. It’s a visual representation of the community’s commitment to progress and its refusal to settle for the status quo.

Moreover, the yellow stripe on the pride flag encourages individuals within the community to embrace their own unique ideas and express themselves authentically. It fosters a sense of empowerment and creativity, allowing individuals to explore new paths, challenge stereotypes, and contribute their own valuable insights to the community. By celebrating new ideas, it inspires a spirit of collaboration and cooperation, reminding us that by working together, we can continue to create positive change in the world!

Here’s how to make this martini:

  • 1 ½ oz Stoli Vodka
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • ½ oz limoncello

Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with a dehydrated lemon.

Enjoy and drink responsibly.

Liberate your spirt 

Sustainability, LGBTQ, diversity, and injustice are core pillars of Stoli. The original vodka recipe was developed in 1938, and by 1948 it was being made and bottled in Latvia, where the award-winning Stoli lineup is made to this day. Stoli has a long, rich history of supporting the LGBTQ community, when in 1991 Stoli became one of the first spirit brands to actively champion LGBTQ issues on global equality, visibility, and acceptance for all. In 1997, Stoli was purchased by Yuri Shefler, transforming Stoli into a vertically integrated company, which lead to Putin waging a war in 2000 for the vodka trademark, which has been unsuccessful. 

In 2018, Stoli commemorated the 40th anniversary of Harvey Milk being the first openly gay elected official in California, by launching the limited edition, individually numbered, Harvey Milk Limited Edition bottle, with proceeds going to the Harvey Milk Foundation LGBGTQ programming in Eastern Europe and the Baltic nations. Proudly Latvian, Stoli has affirmed their ongoing support of Ukraine and is steadfast in denouncing Russia’s aggression on the sovereign nation. Stoli’s spirit continue to inspire to create a better future for all. 

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Brian Webb

Brian Webb

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Brian Webb is the founder and editor-in-chief of HomoCulture, a celebrated content creator, and winner of the prestigious Mr. Gay Canada – People’s Choice award. An avid traveler, Brian attends Pride events, festivals, street fairs, and LGBTQ friendly destinations through the HomoCulture Tour. He has developed a passion for discovering and sharing authentic lived experiences, educating about the LGBTQ community, and using both his photography and storytelling to produce inspiring content. Originally from the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia, Brian now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. His personal interests include travel, photography, physical fitness, mixology, drag shows.

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