Frosty Lemon Drop Martini

By on January 19th, 2014 / / 28 Comments

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!

Welcome to Cocktail Day, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic, Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake, and Donna of Cookistry. We are raising our glasses to toast you all with some unique and delicious cocktails and mocktails in anticipation of the Big Game and Valentine’s Day. Be sure to bookmark or pin these creative beverages for your next gathering. We hope you enjoy this marvelous event and the incredible giveaways from our generous sponsors. Cheers!

Frosty Lemon Drop Martini

Frosty Lemon Drop Martini


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 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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  • Heather says:


  • Kristin says:

    This is one of my faves that you make for us when we land in AZ! I look forward to these delicious lemon drops you make Erika!

  • Glee Monroe says:

    This is the best lemon drop I’ve ever had! I know I’m in Arizona when the lemon drops start flowing! So delicious Erika!

  • Hillary says:

    I am going to try both of the drinks this weekend, yummmmm!!!!!

  • Amy says:

    A frozen margarita with salt

  • Michelle F says:

    Probably an El Diablo – tequila, lime, creme de cassis, and ginger beer

  • Sheri B. says:

    My favorite cocktail is a classic gin and tonic with Bombay Sapphire gin and Q Tonic! Always refreshing!

  • Allison Allison says:

    My fav is a June Bug – midori melon liqueur, banana Malibu rum, pineapple juice, sweet and sour, and banana liqueur.

  • The Lemon Drop is one of my most favorite drinks… but I’ve never made it at home! Guess I will now that I’ve got your recipe! THANKS!

  • Kerrin Parris says:

    My favorite cocktail is Giada’s recipe for an Amaretto Sour with Prosecco. Cheers!

  • jerissa says:

    I love cranberry and vodka with lots of lime!

  • Angie T. says:


  • Tara says:

    I love a Lemon Drop Martini one of my favorites and yours looks divine!!

  • Jennifer says:

    Vodka tonic!!

  • Corinne B says:

    I love a great raspberry martini,

  • So I’ve seen your photos floating around pinterest today and it keeps catching my eye!! Lovely image and a cocktail I’d love to try. Cheers!

  • Hezzi-D says:

    This looks so refreshing!

  • Martha says:

    My favorite is a Margarita on the rocks with salt.

  • What a fantastic combination of flavors, it looks sooooo delicious!!

  • Liz says:

    What a gorgeous lemon drop!!! And your lemon curls are PERFECT!!! So glad you joined us for Cocktail Day 🙂

  • Donna Currie says:

    This looks so lovely and light and refreshing. I love citrus drinks soooo much!

  • Jym says:

    the Gyrotini – A filthy martini with cucumber infused vodka, an olive, onion, feta

  • Laura says:

    This is a seriously dangerous post. If I master making lemon drop martinis at home, well…. My favorite is a mojito.

  • Kim Beaulieu says:

    I am so in love with this drink. It’s just so beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us this week.

  • Guyla says:

    Your cocktail looks cool and delicious but I truly envy that lemon twist! How did you get it so perfect?

  • I certainly wouldn’t say no! I love lemon and I do like lemon drops. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!

  • Judy Rhoades says:

    I think I might substitute the triple sec with limoncello and leave out the simple syrup.

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