What is tangy, sweet and makes your mouth water? The best ever Lemon Drop Martini!

What is Tangy, Sweet and Makes your Mouth Water? The BEST EVER Lemon Drop Martini!

Few cocktails are as universally loved as the Lemon Drop Martini. This vibrant, citrus-infused drink combines the tartness of fresh lemon with the smooth kick of vodka, creating a perfectly balanced and refreshing beverage. Lemon Drop Martinis are tangy and sweet, and just thinking about one makes my mouth water.

Besides tasting fabulous, lemon drop martinis are refreshing and full of vitamin C. Can you imagine having a ‘healthy’ martini with just three ingredients? A Lemon Drop Martini is my ‘go-to’ Martini; I love it.

What is tangy, sweet and makes your mouth water? The best ever Lemon Drop Martini!
What is tangy, sweet and makes your mouth water? The best ever Lemon Drop Martini!

Whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or a casual cocktail enthusiast, the Lemon Drop Martini is a must-try.

I have this tiny Meyer Lemon tree, but as you can see from the photos, my lemons are giant for the size of the tree. It’s been fun watching this tiny little tree produce these big lemons. What better use for my Meyer lemons than a Lemon Drop Martini!

Meyer Lemon Tree
Meyer Lemon Tree

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Lemon Drop Martini Ingredients

Lemon Drop Martini Ingredients
Lemon Drop Martini Ingredients
  1. Lemon Flavored Vodka
  2. Non-alcoholic Triple Sec
  3. Lemon Juice
  4. Slice of lemon and Sugar for Garnish

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Tips

You will need a good citrus vodka. I’ve tried numerous brands, but I always return to Absolut Citron. Ketel One Citroen would be my second choice.

You’ll also need a non-alcoholic triple-sec syrup. As you can see from my photo, I have 2 different non-alcoholic triple-sec syrups. Fee Brothers on the left is my favorite, but it is difficult to find. I get it at Green’s Discount Liquor in SC. You can buy the Cocktail Artist Triple Sec Syrup on the right from Walmart.

You can also try 1883 Maison Routin, another excellent but more expensive Triple Sec Syrup I bought here. No matter your choice, you won’t be disappointed in the Lemon Drop Martini.

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How to make a Lemon Drop Martini

What is tangy, sweet and makes your mouth water? The best ever Lemon Drop Martini!
What is tangy, sweet and makes your mouth water? The best ever Lemon Drop Martini!

Start by chilling your martini glass and place it in the freezer.

Pour the lemon Vodka, non-alcoholic triple sec, and lemon juice into a shaker half full of ice. Let it sit for one minute while you rim the martini glass.

Put a tablespoon of sugar on a small plate.

Sugar to rim a Martini glass
Sugar to rim a Martini glass

Rub the slice of lemon around the rim of the martini glass.

Rim the Martini glass with lemon
Rim the Martini glass with lemon

Place the upside-down martini glass into the sugar.

Sugar the rim of the Martini glass
Sugar the rim of the Martini glass

Shake the shaker vigorously for 15 seconds and pour the strained ingredients into the chilled and rimmed martini glass.

Tips

Adjusting the ingredients based on your taste preference is also easy. For example, reduce the lemon juice if the recipe is too tart; if it’s too sweet, reduce the non-alcoholic triple sec. And if it tastes too strong, you didn’t let the drink get “it’s melt on.” You need to let it sit in the shaker for one minute. That’s the secret.

What is tangy, sweet and makes your mouth water? The best ever Lemon Drop Martini!
What is tangy, sweet and makes your mouth water? The best ever Lemon Drop Martini!

The Lemon Drop Martini is an easy cocktail to make but has a powerful impact on your taste buds. Its perfect balance of tart and sweet, combined with the smoothness of vodka, makes it a versatile and crowd-pleasing drink. Whether you’re enjoying a quiet evening at home or hosting a lively gathering, the Lemon Drop Martini will impress. Cheers to crafting and enjoying this timeless classic!

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What is tangy, sweet and makes your mouth water? The best ever Lemon Drop Martini!

What is tangy, sweet and makes your mouth water? The best ever Lemon Drop Martini!

Few cocktails are as universally loved as the Lemon Drop Martini. This vibrant, citrus-infused drink combines the tartness of fresh lemon with the smooth kick of vodka, creating a perfectly balanced and refreshing beverage.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktail, Drinks, Happy Hour
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Drinks

Ingredients
  

  • 3.5 Ounces Lemon Flavored Vodka
  • 1 1/4 Ounces Lemon juice
  • 1/2 Ounce Non-alcoholic Triple Sec Syrup
  • Ice
  • Chilled Martini Glass

To Rim the Martini Glass

  • Sugar
  • 1 Lemon slice

Instructions
 

  • Place a martini glass in the freezer.
  • Combine the vodka, lemon juice and triple sec in a shaker half full of ice.
  • Let the shaker with all of the ingredients sit while you rim the martini glass.
  • Shake for 15 seconds and pour the strained ingredients into the chilled and rimmed martini glass.

Rim the Glass

  • Rub the lemon slice around the rim of the martini glass.
  • Roll the rim of the glass into the sugar.
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3 Comments

  1. If you really love martinis then you will love this lemon drop! Put aside ideas you may have about it being a sweet wimpy cocktail for a girls night out. Although you can certainly sweeten it up if you want, but this is and will be a martini lovers next fav for sure! Classic yet modern with great smoothness and vibrancy !

  2. Oh, just love this recipe. So, cooling and an easy drink to make. it is great on a summer’s day or night. or whenever you want a tasty drink.

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