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Lemon Drop Martini

This Lemon Drop Martini is a classic! So simple and easy to make, yet completely delicious and perfect!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon drop martini, martini recipe
Servings: 1 martini
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice about half a lemon. strained to remove seeds and pulp
  • sugar for garnishing the glass


  • Fill a martini shaker with ice.
  • Rub a lemon wedge around the edge of a martini glass. Dip the glass in sugar.
  • Add the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup to the martini shaker. Shake to combine.
  • Pour into the prepared glass.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 24mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin C: 12.4mg