The Lemon Drop Martini is a citrus variant of the classic vodka martini created by Norman Jay Hobday in the 1970s. The drink has a combination of sweet and sour flavours, which when properly prepared, will balance each other. Typically the Lemon Drop Martini is served straight-up in a cocktail glass, garnished with a sugar rim and a slice of lemon on the side.

What you need to make the Lemon Drop Martini

For the drink

For the garnish

  • Sugar
  • Lemon slice

How to make

  1. Rub the lemon slice around the edge of a cocktail glass and turn upside-down into a plate of sugar. The sugar should stick to the rim of the glass.
  2. Now fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the citrus vodka, triple sec and lemon juice.
  3. Give the drink a good shake, then strain into the cocktail glass.
  4. For the garnish, add a slice of lemon to the edge.

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