Classic Lemon Drop Martini 

A coupe glass filled with lemon drop martini cocktail in front of a bowl of lemons.

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Made with vodka and fresh lemon juice, this sweet-tart Lemon Drop Martini recipe is a classic cocktail that shakes up in less than 5 minutes. 


Units Scale
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 0.25 oz orange liqueur
  • Sugar for rim


Pour sugar into a shallow dish.

Run a slice of lemon around the top of a martini glass or coupe glass.

Dip the rim of the glass into the sugar. Set aside.

Combine vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice, and orange liqueur in a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.

Shake well and strain into your prepared glass.

Garnish with a thin lemon slice or lemon twist.