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Classic Lemon Drop Martini #NationalMartiniDay

If you love a vodka martini dirty, extra olives please, then you are going to enjoy the martini drinks we are sharing below! We have all kinds of yummy drinks and I am sure you are going to find your perfect one.  I am making the Classic Lemon Drop Martini for you today.

As a kid, I loved getting lemon drop candy from the grocery store. They were sold in a bag and I loved dissolving the sugar coating on my tongue before getting to the hard, tart candy.  When I thought about how I wanted to present this classic cocktail, I thought about my childhood delight in lemon drops!

The Lemon Drop Martini has the distinction of being my very first cocktail, too!  Since it was created in the 1970s, people contribute the creation of the Lemon Drop to be the inspiration for all the fancy cocktails that have come since.  Delicious trend!

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Author: Terri Steffes

Classic Lemon Drop Cocktail

My favorite version of a classic cocktail
prep time: 5 Mcook time: total time: 5 M


  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 T ultrafine sugar
  • crushed ice
  • lemon peel curl for garnish


How to cook Classic Lemon Drop Cocktail

  1. Rim glass with sugar by wetting the rim with a lemon. Set aside. 
  2. Pour all ingredients in a shaker.
  3. Add ice. 
  4. Shake well and strain into a sugar-rimmed, chilled cocktail glass. 
  5. Drop in a lemon twist or peel.
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  1. My usual is a dirty martini, but I like this one too. As long as it is not overly sweet!

    1. It's just like a lemon drop candy, sweet and sour.

  2. YUM- i def think i will try something like this bc i love a good lemon drop martini!

  3. I don't drink vodka, but I'd love a lemon drop mock-tini. Sounds so refreshing and looks beautiful!

  4. I love lemon drinks, and this looks so clean, simple, and delicious!

  5. This would be great for our upcoming 4th of July party. Of course, I’ll have to try it first hee-her. (Rena)

  6. I have never tried a lemon drop. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Now this is definitely a perfect drink for Fourth of July! I love the lemon drop is probably one of my favorite drinks. This looks so good.

  8. Anonymous3:34 PM

    I have never had a lemon drop martini, but this sounds delicious. I totally want to try one now. I love the flavor of lemon!!

  9. I can't wait to try this recipe. It would be perfect for my next girls night in.

  10. One of my favorites of all time. So pretty too!

  11. You know, I don't think I have ever had a lemon drop martini. No better time than the present to make one and try it!

  12. I'm usually one to reach for a margarita, but this lemon drop martini looks like the perfect refresher for my next back yard get together. Yum!

  13. I wish I had known it was National Martini Day earlier! I totally would have participated! LOL!

  14. I do not really drink but tasting this would be okay for me. The flavor is interesting!

  15. Hubby and I were just talking about Martini last night with lots of olives for him. We may as well try your recipe. :)


  16. This is the first type of martini I ever had. I still love them.

  17. The perfect summer drink when you need a break! I love the lemon flavor!

  18. I don't think I've ever had a martini before, but I want to try this one!

  19. I've never tried a lemon drop martini before, but I do love lemon drops. I will have to try this!

  20. Looks so refreshing! I love lemon flavor! This would be perfect for pool party!

  21. A lemon drop is one of my favorites. I haven't had one in a while. I think this is going on the menu!


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