To make a lemon drop shot, wet the rim of a cocktail glass, then dip the glass in sugar to create a sugar coated rim. Pour 2 1/2 ounces of lemon-flavored vodka into a shaker. Add 1/2 ounce Cointreau liqueur and 1/2 ounce triple sec, then shake well. Strain into the cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon.
The raspberry lemon drop is one variation of the traditional lemon drop shot. This version uses a citron vodka with Chambord raspberry liqueur, 7UP and sour mix. Shake the ingredients together, then strain them carefully into a shot glass.
Another version uses 4 ounces of fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of sugar and 2 ounces of vodka. Stir the ingredients in a mixing glass, then pour into a glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish the drink with a lemon slice and a fresh sprig of mint.
Chilled vodka creates a smoother tasting drink than room-temperature vodka. Place the vodka in a freezer for an hour or two beforehand, or mix the vodka in a shaker with ice prior to making the drink. For an unmixed lemon drop shot, take a shot of chilled vodka, then immediately bite into a sugar-coated lemon slice.