The Perfect Lemon Drop Martini

By Erika on September 15th, 2013 / Uncategorized / 14 Comments

The Perfect Lemon Drop Martini | The Hopeless Housewife


Everyone who knows me knows me knows I love a great lemon drop martini, and if you come to my house for a cocktail party, chances are you will probably be having one yourself! One of my tricks is to shake the martini shaker like mad and use lots of ice in your shaker– it makes these extra frosty and delicious!

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The Perfect Lemon Drop Martini
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  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce Triple Sec
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • shaker filled with ice
  • superfine sugar, for the martini glass rim
  • lemon wedge for sugaring rim
  • lemon twist to garnish
  1. Run the lemon wedge along the outer edge of a martini glass and dip glass immediately in a rimier sugar or baker's sugar to coat rim. Chill martini glasses in freezer after sugared.
  2. Add all liquid ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker shake like crazy until your martini has ice shavings infused throughout- about 30 seconds.
  3. Strain martini into the chilled glasses, garnish with a lemon twist or lemon wheel and enjoy!
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Serving size: 2 martinis

The Perfect Lemon Drop Martini | The Hopeless Housewife



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14 Responses

  1. MMMM, that is lone good-looking martini! TGIF!!

  2. I love lemon drop martinis! I’ve never made them at home though. There’s nothing like them! :)

  3. JulieD says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!! Can’t wait to make it soon!

  4. Susan :) says:

    I’m so happy to see this ~ I may have to make one tonight. :)

    By the way, would you please, please tell me where to enter the KitchenAid contest you are so generous to offer! :)

  5. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I’m sipping one now and it is delicious! It’s as good as any lemon drop I’ve ever had. :)

  6. Konnect PR says:

    These look perfect for summer!Thanks for the recipe, can’t wait to give them a try!

  7. Courtney says:

    I absolutely love lemon drop martini’s! Your ingredients are on my shopping list for tomorrow and planning on trying these out tomorrow. Thank you!

  8. Janice says:

    This is my second recipe to try…and my last. This one is great. (Though the man at the liquor store did recommended his favorite vodka) Beautiful finish. Thank you.

  9. Teresa O says:

    This is such a yummy recipe. Thanks for posting!

  10. Valerie says:

    Mmmmm! Made these today for Easter and we LOVED them!!! Thanks!! : )

  11. Youlanda says:

    I can’t wait to try this.