The Perfect Lemon Drop – By Jen Oliak

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

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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. To make it last a few months, freeze in ice cube trays.

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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.


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.

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