A lemon drop is sort of a deconstructed cocktail. You pour citrus-flavored vodka (I used lemon) into a shot glass. You cover a lemon wedge with sugar. You drink the shot, then shove the lemon in your mouth. I first had one at a Tequila Twister party in college, then never again until now. I got my recipe from The Architecture of the Shot by Paul Knorr.
"This is your idea of fun?" my wife asked, rolling her eyes. She indulged me nonetheless.
I'm in need of new direction in the cocktail hobby. I'm not displeased with the current paths I'm following but I feel I have, to this point, paid less attention to a critical element: visual presentation. So far, we've explored lots of drinks that were fun to consume and that is, of course, the whole point. But mixology is also a visual art form. Shots seem like a good place to start with learning to layer liquors and so forth. If nothing else, from the recipes I've perused so far, it's a great way to build up the color palette.
As for the lemon drop, yes, I'd say it is rather fun! I mean I don't see myself developing a steady habit with them but that wasn't really what I was after.