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

Lemon Drop Martinis are tangy, sweet, and make my mouth water. Besides tasting fabulous, they are refreshing and full of vitamin C. Can you imagine having a ‘healthy’ martini made with just 3 ingredients. A Lemon Drop Martini is my ‘go-to’ Martini; I love them.

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!

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
  5. Sugar

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.

Then you’ll 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 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.

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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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OXO Steel Cocktail Shaker
Steel Cocktail Shaker

You can’t mix a great martini without a great shaker. I have at least a dozen shakers, but one favorite. The shaker doesn’t leak; you won’t have to hit the shaker against the sink to get the top off, and the cap will measure from 1/2 to 1.5 ounces with clearly marked labels. Measure the perfect amount every time. And it is dishwasher safe!

And don’t forget the chilled martini glass. Nothing is worse than a martini in a warm glass. Check out these two I recommend: Joy Jolt set of 6 martini glasses in multi-colors and Crafthouse by Fortessa, set of 4 martini glasses. They are both dishwasher safe. Joy Jolt is a short martini glass, great for stacking in the freezer, and the Crafthouse by Fortessa is tall and elegant. Still, finding a good spot to lay it down in the freezer is harder.

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!

Pour the lemon Vodka, non-alcoholic triple sec, and lemon juice into a shaker half filled with ice and let it sit for two minutes 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 with the martini ingredients for 15 seconds and pour the strained ingredients into a chilled martini glass.

Adjusting the ingredients based on your taste preference is easy as well. For example, reduce the lemon juice if the recipe is too tart; 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 2 minutes. 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!

Now that you’ve tried this mouthwatering martini, check out my blog’s other easy martini recipes!

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

Lemon Drop Martini

This refreshing Lemon Drop Vodka martini is my 'go-to' drink. I can drink the Lemon Drop Vodka Martini in the middle of the summer while sitting on the deck, at my bar, catching up with friends, or at any other time of the year.
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 Citron Vodka My favorite is Absolut Citron but Ketel One Citroen is also very good
  • 1 1/4 Ounces Lemon juice
  • 1/2 Ounce Non-alcoholic Triple Sec Syrup
  • Ice
  • Chilled Martini Glass

To Rim the Martini Glass

  • Sugar For rimming the glass
  • 1 Lemon slices

Instructions
 

  • 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 with sugar (see below).
  • Shake for 15 seconds and pour into the sugar 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
Keyword 4th July, Cocktail, Cookout, Easy, Happy Hour, Lemon Drop Martini, Martini, Party, Vodka
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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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