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Lemon Drop Martini

Shaken, not stirred
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Bright, clear, lightly sweet, and impeccably clean-tasting, a good lemon drop cocktail — or lemon drop martini — should make you feel like you’re sipping up the shiniest parts of summer.


  • 1 ½ Ounce vodka
  • ¾ Ounce lemon juice (about one whole lemon)
  • ½ Ounce triple sec
  • Lemon round for garnish
  • Superfine sugar for the rim


Step 1: Run a fresh-cut lemon wedge around the edge of a cocktail class, then dip the rim of the glass in sugar. Make sure all edges of the glass are well coated.

Step 2: In a cocktail shaker, combine 1 1/2 ounces vodka, 3/4 ounce lemon juice and 1/2 ounce triple sec with a scoop of ice. Shake until cold.  

Step 3: Strain into prepared glass, then garnish with lemon round.