Perfect Lemon Drop Martini Recipe - Refreshing and Easy
Calories: 670kcal
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
The Perfect Lemon Drop Martini is a refreshing and zesty cocktail that balances the tartness of fresh lemon juice with the sweetness of simple syrup and the smoothness of quality vodka. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or unwinding after a long day, this martini is sure to delight your taste buds.


Lemon Drop Martini:

Lemon Sugar:

  • 0.5 cup Sugar
  • 1 Lemon Zest


Make Lemon Sugar:

  • Add 0.5 cup granulated sugar to a plate. Rub the zest from 1 lemon into the sugar with your fingers until it is tinted yellow and fragrant.

Make Martini:

  • Moisten the rim of a chilled martini glass with a lemon wedge. Turn the glass upside down, twist it into the lemon sugar, and set aside.
  • Add 2 oz quality vodka, 0.75 oz Cointreau or triple sec, 1 oz lemon juice, 0.75 oz simple syrup, and a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake the mixture for 30 seconds or until very cold.
  • Strain into the prepared martini glass and serve immediately.


  • Quality Vodka: Using a good-quality vodka, especially a citron vodka, enhances the flavor of the martini.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice provides the best flavor. Avoid bottled lemon juice for this recipe.
  • Chilled Glass: For the best experience, chill your martini glass in the freezer before preparing the drink.
  • Simple Syrup: To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water, and heat until the sugar is dissolved. Cool before using.
The Perfect Lemon Drop Martini is a delightful cocktail that brings together the zesty brightness of lemon with the smooth, refreshing qualities of vodka. This recipe is easy to make and perfect for any occasion, offering a sophisticated yet simple drink that everyone will love.
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Estimated Nutrition:

Calories: 670kcal (34%)Carbohydrates: 131g (44%)Protein: 0.2gFat: 0.5g (1%)Saturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gSodium: 16mg (1%)Potassium: 61mg (2%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 129g (143%)Vitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 19mg (23%)Calcium: 14mg (1%)Iron: 1mg (6%)
CourseBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
CuisineBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
KeywordBeverage Recipe, Cocktail Recipe, Drink Recipe