Lemon drop martini

    5 min

    A super-lemony alcoholic cocktail. It's refreshing, tart and perfect for the warm summer months. Lemon juice is shaken with ice, lemon zest, mint, vodka and simple syrup.

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    Serves: 1 

    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 1 cupful ice cubes
    • 3 lemons, zested and juiced
    • 2 large mint leaves
    • 85ml vodka
    • 2 tablespoons simple syrup

    Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Moisten the rim of a martini glass with lemon juice or water, then dip in sugar. Set aside.
    2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, mint leaves, vodka and simple syrup. Shake until well chilled, then pour into prepared martini glass.

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    This was a very simple drink to make. I made this drink at a bachlorette party and it was a hit. I had finely grated lemon zest to the sugar to use on the rim of the glass it tasted great. :-)  -  16 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I've tried several lemon drop martini recipes and this one is the best by far! It's great as-is, and I've played around with it for variations too. I rarely zest the lemons, because I'm just too lazy, and it's still great. Sometimes I use Skyy ginger-infused vodka. Once I replaced the lemons with limes, used ginger vodka, and replaced half the simple syrup with ginger shrub. Lots of things you can do for variety, or just drink it how it is.  -  26 May 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good, but try adding equal parts citron vodka and limoncello liqueur in place of any sort of sour mix for a true professional lemon drop martini. mmmmmmmmmm.  -  24 May 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)