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two glasses of lemon drop martini with sugared rim and lemon twist

Lemon Drop Martini

The tantalizing tartness of this Lemon Drop Martini is a perfect balance. It has only three ingredients and comes together in a snap!

Course Drinks
Keyword lemon juice, simple syrup, vodka
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
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.