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Lemon Drop

Best Lemon Cocktails: Lemon Drop & More!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


This Lemon Drop cocktail is sweet tart and zingy, with fresh lemon juice and vodka. Serve with a sugar rim for the full effect!


  • 1 ½ ounces* vodka
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ½ ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Superfine sugar, for the rim (or substitute granulated)
  • For the garnish: lemon twist


  1. Cut a notch in a lemon wedge, then run the lemon around the rim of a martini glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of superfine sugar.
  2. Make the lemon twist.
  3. Place the vodka, Cointreau, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker, fill it with ice, and shake until cold.
  4. Strain the drink into the glass with the sugared rim. Garnish with the lemon twist.


*To convert to ounces, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktail
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Lemon Drop Cocktail