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Lemon Drop Martini

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Craving a sweet and sour cocktail with just the right amount of kick? Then check out our lemon drop martini! A simple 3 ingredient drink anyone can make.

The weekend has arrived, time to kick back and enjoy a grown-up drink. For today’s recipe, we’re sharing our lemon drop martini.

Much like our key lime martini, it only uses a couple of ingredients to create a tart beverage that’s perfect for sipping.

So, shall we get started?

The lemon drop martini in a martini glass rimmed with sugar.

How to make a lemon drop martini?

First, dab some lemon juice around the rim of the glass and dip it into sugar. Next, chill the martini glass in your fridge or freezer while you make the drink.

A martini glass being dipped into a dish of sugar.

After that, add a handful or two (2) of ice to the cocktail shaker. Then pour in the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup.

Regular vodka being poured into a shaker filled with ice.

Last, shake the lemon drop martini to combine the ingredients and pour the drink into your chilled glass.

That’s it, the lemon drop martini is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy the beverage responsibly and we wish you all the best 🙂

Don’t forget, we have other crisp, citrus based mixed drinks; like our new paloma cocktail recipe!

The martini mixture being poured into the chilled martini glass.

Recipe Tips:

  • Now, you don’t have to do the first two (2) steps. You can simply prepare the tropical cocktail and serve it in a martini glass.
  • It goes without saying, but I will reiterate it here. If you want the best cocktail, then you have to use the best ingredients you can afford. Mid to top shelf alcohol and fresh lemon juice will always make a better drink.
  • If the martini is not sweet enough for you, then add a little more simple syrup to the mixture.
The finished martini garnished with a sugared rim and fresh lemon.

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Yield: 1 Serving

Lemon Drop Martini

The finished martini garnished with a sugared rim and fresh lemon.

Craving a sweet and sour cocktail with just the right amount of kick? Then check out our lemon drop martini! A simple 3 ingredient drink anyone can make.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Run a lemon wedge around the rim of a chilled martini glass, then dip the rim in sugar. Chill the glass while you make the martini.
  2. Fill a drink shaker with ice, then add the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake to combine.
  3. Strain the mixture as you it pour into the glass. Garnish with a lemon slice (optional).

Notes

The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of one (1) cocktail. Additionally, the calorie count does NOT include the sugar used to rim the glass or the lemon(s) seen in the photos. Actual calories will vary.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 1 Serving Size: 4.3 Ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 23gSugar: 22gProtein: 1g

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