Lemon Drop Martini

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The Lemon Drop Martini is a deliciously sweet cocktail that was first invented in the 1970’s. It’s combination of both sweet and tart flavors make it a great addition to cocktail menus worldwide.

Lemon Drop Martini in a martini glass rimmed with sugar and garnish with a lemon slice
Lemon Drop Martini

How to Make a Lemon Drop Martini

The Lemon Drop Martini consists of the following ingredients:

  • Vodka
  • Simple Syrup
  • Triple Sec
  • Lemon Juice
  • Sugar (for the rim)

To begin, rim your martini glass with sugar by wetting it and dipping it into the sugar. To prepare the drink, combine the ingredients in a Boston Shaker or similar with ice and shake until cold to the touch. Pour into the martini glass (being careful not to disturb the sugar rim) and garnish with a lemon slice (you can put it on the edge of the glass or float one within the drink (which is my preferred method in order to keep the sugar rim intact).

Top Down Shot of the Lemon Drop Martini
Top Down Shot of the Lemon Drop Martini

The popularity of this martini comes from the fact that it’s quite sweet, which helps mask the alcohol taste in the drink. It’s a popular drink for parties and given the low number of ingredients, it’s also super easy to make.

There are plenty of variations you can play with as well with this drink; including adding in raspberries or blueberries so feel free to play around and try something new!

Hope you enjoy it!

Mike

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Lemon Drop Martini

The Lemon Drop Martini is a deliciously sweet cocktail that was first invented in the 1970’s. It’s combination of both sweet and tart flavors make it a great addition to cocktail menus worldwide.
5 from 6 votes
Lemon Drop Martini
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Course
Cocktail
Cuisine
American
Servings
1
Calories
165
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • 1 1/2 ounces Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Triple Sec
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup adjust to taste

Instructions
 

  • Wet rim of Martini glass and dip into sugar. Set aside.
  • Combine ingredients in a Boston Shaker with Ice.
  • Shake until cold to the touch.
  • Pour into Martini glass.

Recipe Notes

Adjust the simple syrup according to your tastes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 165kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Sodium: 5mg, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin C: 8.3mg, Iron: 0.3mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Ellie says

    The Lemon Drop martini looks and sounds wonderful…….except, you didn’t mention how to make simple syrup. Is it sugar and water or something else? I’ve never made a martini so I’m not familiar with things like simple syrup.5 stars

  2. Barbara A Bell says

    Best lemon drop martini ever! Will be making this a lot and my friends will love it! Thanks!5 stars

  3. Jeff Tomlinson says

    Nice! Looking forward to giving this a try tonight. Thanks for sharing!5 stars

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