The Perfect Lemon Drop – By Jen Oliak

fresh and delicious lemon drop martini recipe. The perfect summer mixed drink to stay refreshed on those warm summer days. #ozofsalt #summerrecipes #mixology

What kind of Lemon Drop Martinis have you tried? I like mine very simple and fresh. The key is to use fresh lemons. I usually have these ingredients on hand so this is a super easy drink to make!

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Fresh lemons make the drink

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Ingredients for vodka lemon drop: Vodka, Sugar, Water, Lemons

Do you make your own simple syrup? It’s so easy.  Just take 1 cup of granulated white sugar and 1 cup of water and boil until the sugar is dissolved.

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Homemade Simple Syrup

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Juicer is great for quick lemon juice – I love this juicer on Amazon

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Almost done!

I like to make a double batch of simple syrup and store it in a mason jar for up to 1 month. If you add a tablespoon of vodka, it will last up to 3 months. I also like to store fresh squeezed lemon juice. Lemon juice will stay fresh for about 3-4 days. If mason jars are too big for you, try these glass bottles. My family uses them every day to chill water in the fridge!

To make it last a few months, freeze in ice cube trays. I looove these trays that are deep and square shaped.  

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Fresh raspberries for garnish to give my drink some color.

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Wet the rim and dip the glass upside down to coat with sugar.

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Ta Da! The perfect Lemon Drop Martini.

And if it is extra hot out like it is for me today, add one of these slow melting round ice balls! 

Recipe for the Perfect Lemon Drop Martini

2 oz Vodka (Best is Grey Goose)

2 oz Fresh lemon juice

1.5 oz Simple syrup

Fresh Berries or Lemon for garnish

For guests, pre-make a pitcher, refrigerate. Shake in martini shaker and garnish before serving!

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Yuuuuuum! Enjoy.

Make a Perfect Lemon Drop Martini

Want to learn how to make a Perfect Lemon Drop? Join me to watch my demo! So easy and perfect for a hot summer day! For recipe and links to products I use, visit

Posted by Ounce of Salt on Monday, August 13, 2018

Flavor Your Life with an Ounce of Salt. A lifestyle blog by Jen Oliak.

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