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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
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.

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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
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

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.

Course: cocktails
Cuisine: Cocktail
Keyword: lemon drop martini
Servings: 1
Calories: 165 kcal
Author: Mr. Kitchen Magpie
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup adjust to taste
Instructions
  1. Wet rim of Martini glass and dip into sugar. Set aside.

  2. Combine ingredients in a Boston Shaker with Ice.

  3. Shake until cold to the touch.

  4. Pour into Martini glass.

Recipe Notes

Adjust the simple syrup according to your tastes

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Drop Martini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 165
% Daily Value*
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Sugars 10g
Vitamin C 10%
Iron 1.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Author

I don't cook or bake but I do write. I'm the one who gets stuck with the cleaning. I ALSO love my kids, chocolate, my wife and bourbon. The order depends on when you ask. You can find me on Instagram@MrKitchenMagpie

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