Lemon Drop Martini

Lemon Drop Martini

The Lemon Drop Martini recipe is a bar classic: a sour-sweet vodka cocktail that tastes like the old fashioned candy of the same name. If you like your flavors more sour than sweet, just increase the amount of fresh lemon juice.

Our recipe includes limoncello which is an Italian sweet and sour lemon liqueur originally produced mainly in Southern Italy but increasingly also made in California. It’s a popular cocktail addition because it adds the flavor of lemon without much of the bitterness.

Category, Yields1 Serving


 3 oz Vodka
 2 oz Lemon juice
 1 ½ oz Limoncello
 Splash of simple syrup
 Lemon peel curl for garnish
 Dell Cove Spice Co.’s Lemon Drop Cocktail Rim Sugar



Add a tablespoon or two of the lemon drop rim sugar to a shallow dish. Run the edge of a cut lemon around the rims of two cocktail glasses and dip them into the sugar. Set aside.

Add the vodka, lemon juice, limoncello and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, shake well and strain into the prepared glasses.


Cocktail shaker

Martini glasses (chilled)

Dell Cove Spice Co.’s Lemon Drop Cocktail Rim Sugar

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