front view of martini glass rimed with sugar and lemon curl and filled with lemon drop martini

Lemon Drop Martini

This Lemon Drop Martini is a classic! So simple and easy to make, yet completely delicious and perfect!

Servings 1 martini


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice about half a lemon. strained to remove seeds and pulp
  • extra lemon for garnish and rimming the glass
  • sugar for garnishing the glass


  1. Fill a martini shaker with ice.

  2. Rub a lemon wedge around the edge of a martini glass. Dip the glass in sugar.

  3. Add the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup to the martini shaker. Shake to combine.

  4. Pour into the prepared glass.