How Do You Make a Lemon Drop Martini?


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The lemon drop martini is made with citron vodka, triple sec and lemon-infused simple syrup. The simple syrup is best made ahead of any party or an event to have on hand for making the martini.

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How Do You Make a Lemon Drop Martini?
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Lemon Drop Martini

Add some zest to the evening with a sweet, tangy lemon drop martini. This drink is easy to mix up in just a few minutes, as long as the simple syrup is already made.


  • 3 lemons
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 ounces citron vodka
  • 1/2 ounces triple sec
  • 1/4 ounces lemon-infused simple syrup
  1. Make simple syrup
  2. Place 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup of sugar and the zest from two lemons in a small saucepan. Warm until the sugar is fully dissolved. Place a lid over the pan and set aside. Allow the syrup to cool.

  3. Chill simple syrup
  4. Strain out the lemon zest from the syrup. Pour it into an airtight container. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use in martinis.

  5. Mix everything together
  6. Pour the citron vodka, the triple sec, the lemon infused simple syrup and 3/4 ounce of lemon juice into a shaker. Add plenty of ice. Shake the solution well. Dust the rim of a martini glass with sugar. Strain the martini into the glass. Top with a lemon wedge.

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