Best Lemon Drop Recipe
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.
- 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.