Best Lemon Drop Recipe

Best Lemon Drop Recipe
Staff Writer

Bright, clear, lightly sweet, and impeccably clean-tasting, a good lemon drop cocktail — or lemon drop martini for the uninitiated — should make you feel like you’re sipping up the shiniest parts of summer.

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Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 ½ Ounce vodka
  • ¾ Ounce lemon juice (juice from a little less than one whole lemon, typically)
  • ½ Ounce triple sec
  • Lemon round for garnish
  • Superfine sugar for the rim


Rim the cocktail glass with sugar by running a fresh-cut lemon wedge around the edge of the cocktail glass, then dipping the rim in a shallow plate of sugar on all sides. Combine the ingredients, except the lemon garnish, in a cocktail shaker filled partway with ice, and shake until very cold. Strain into prepared glass, then garnish with lemon round.

Nutritional Facts

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Lemon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Lemon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.