Lemon Drop Martini Recipe

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Lemon Drop Martini Recipe – delicious easy cocktail with tons of fresh, lightly sweet lemon vodka martini flavor!

Lemon drops are a classic vodka martini – with a bright, sweet, and lightly tart lemon flavor.

Lemon drop martinis are sweet, but not too sweet – they are refreshing, and go down incredibly smooth!

Lemon drop martinis are a vodka based cocktail, and made with only a few ingredients – letting a simple, clean lemon flavor shine.

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What You Need For This Cocktail

This drink is super simple – you don’t need a ton

  • Cocktail spoon
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Simple Syrup (skip to next section for our simple syrup recipe)
  • Ice
  • 3 ounces of vodka
  • 2 ounces of lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 ounces of simple syrup
  • Lemon Drop rimming sugar, optional
  • lemon juice and twisted lemon peel

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How To Make Simple Syrup

Making your own simple syrup is fantastically easy – just boil equal parts water and sugar until the sugar is dissolved, then store.

You can flavor simple syrup with fresh fruit juice or herbs – but use the method below to whip up a quick and easy simple syrup for this drink:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Bring water to a boil, and stir until sugar is dissolved.

Remove from heat and let cool.

Add to jar, refrigerate for up to a month!

Recipe FAQs

Can I make this cocktail ahead of time?

Lemon drop martinis are great for parties and events, because they can be made ahead of time and shaken with ice when you’re ready to drink them!
Store in a jar with lid or pitcher with lid in refrigerator for up to four days.
Don’t prepare with ice if making ahead of time, shake when serving, so ice doesn’t water down your drink.

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Lemon Drop Martini Recipe

Lemon Drop Martini Recipe – delicious easy cocktail with tons of fresh, lightly sweet lemon vodka martini flavor!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon drop, lemon drop martini, martini, vodka cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 martinis
Calories 81kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pieces of ice
  • 3 ounces of vodka
  • 2 ounces of lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 ounces of simple syrup
  • Optional garnish: sugar lemon juice and twisted lemon peel

Instructions

  • Add the ice to an alcohol shaker then pour in the vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup, secure with a lid and shake well.
  • Dip the rims of your glasses in the lemon juice then in the sugar and let them dry completely.
  • Strain the martinis into glasses and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Sodium: 5mg | Sugar: 8g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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