The Perfect Lemon Drop Cocktail

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 Cocktails 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! 

Fresh lemons to use in my lemon drop martini

Fresh lemons make the drink

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

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

Making Simple Syrup for your Lemon Drop

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.

Homemade Simple Syrup

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 your simple syrup in ice cube trays. I looove these trays that are deep and square shaped.  

Everything to make a lemon drop martini

Everything is ready to go!

Fresh raspberries for garnish to give my drink some color.

Fresh raspberries for garnish to give my drink some color.

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

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

Ta Da! The perfect Lemon Drop Cocktail.

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

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The Perfect Lemon Drop Cocktail

The Perfect Lemon Drop Cocktail

The Lemon Drop Cocktail is the perfect drink for a summer afternoon.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes



  • 2 oz Vodka (Best is Grey Goose)
  • 2 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 1.5 oz Simple syrup
  • Fresh Berries or Lemon for garnish


  1. Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  2. Wet rim of a martini glass and dip it in a saucer of sugar to rim.
  3. Pour cocktail into rimmed glass and garnish with raspberries.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cocktail

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 307Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 8gSugar: 32gProtein: 3g

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

The Perfect Lemon Drop Cocktail