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 margaritas with a slice of lemon, perfect for a refreshing twist on the classic lemon drop martini recipe.

Lemon Drop Martini Recipe

Yield: 4 martinis
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

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

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

  1. Add the ice to an alcohol shaker then pour in the vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup, secure with a lid and shake well.
  2. Dip the rims of your glasses in the lemon juice then in the sugar and let them dry completely.
  3. Strain the martinis into glasses and serve.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 81Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 5mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 0gSugar 8gProtein 0g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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