Lemon Drop Recipe

Vodka, Triple Sec, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice
Lemon Drop

The Lemon Drop cocktail (sometimes known as a Lemon Drop Martini, but that's pretty misleading since it doesn't have much to do with a Martini) is a sweet, citrusy drink that's loosely based on the classic Sidecar.

Be sure to squeeze the lemon juice fresh, and if you want to class it up a bit you can use Cointreau instead of a cheaper triple sec. You also don't need to rim the glass with sugar if you want a less overly-sweet drink, but hey, half the fun is having the Lemon Drop for dessert.

This cocktail may also be known as

Lemon Drop Martini


Lemon Drop Ingredients

2 oz vodka
0.5 oz triple sec
1 oz simple syrup
1 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Sugar and lemon twist for garnish

How to make a Lemon Drop

  1. Coat the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with sugar.
  2. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a lemon twist and serve.
Lemon Drop