The Zesty Allure of the Lemon Drop Shot: A Citrusy Twist to Your Cocktail Experience

In the vibrant world of cocktails, the Lemon Drop Shot stands out as a refreshingly simple yet elegantly zesty drink. This delightful concoction, a blend of tart lemon and smooth vodka, perfectly encapsulates the essence of modern mixology – where simplicity meets sophistication.

History and Origin
The Lemon Drop Shot finds its roots in the classic Lemon Drop Martini, a drink believed to have been invented in the 1970s at Henry Africa’s, a now-closed bar in San Francisco. The creation of Norman Jay Hobday, the Lemon Drop Martini was a sweet, sour, and potent mix, which has since evolved into the more concise and direct Lemon Drop Shot.

Lemon Drop Shot

The Lemon Drop Shot recipe is made with a combination of Vodka, Lemon Juice and Sugar. This is a tasty, sweet, smooth shot that goes down quite easy and is very popular. If you like it sourer add a little less sugar if you like it sweet pile on the sugar. Learn how to make a Lemon Drop Shot check out the full cocktail recipe details below. If you like this you might also like the Lemon Drop Cocktail
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes

Ingredients - What's in it?

Adjust Servings 1 serving

Instructions - How to make it:

  • Add sugar to the rim of your glass after wetting it with a slice of lemon or add sugar to a slice of lemon.
  • In a cocktail shaker fill with ice pour in your Vodka, Lemon juice and sugar.
  • Shake until chilled, and pour into the shot glass.

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Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0.03g | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 4.1mg

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What makes the Lemon Drop Shot a perennial favorite is its perfect balance of flavors. The sharpness of the lemon juice cuts through the smoothness of the vodka, while the sugar rim adds a hint of sweetness that rounds out the drink. It’s a drink that’s as enjoyable to sip as it is to look at.

Variations and Creativity
While the traditional Lemon Drop Shot is a classic, the cocktail’s simplicity leaves room for creativity. Bartenders and enthusiasts alike have experimented with different types of citrus, flavored vodkas, and even spicy rims to add a unique twist to this timeless shot.

The Lemon Drop Shot is more than just a cocktail; it’s a symbol of how traditional recipes can be transformed into modern classics. It’s a testament to the creativity and innovation that thrives in the world of mixology. Whether you’re a cocktail aficionado or a casual drinker, the Lemon Drop Shot is a delightful addition to any occasion, offering a zesty burst of flavor that’s sure to leave a lasting impression.