Lemon Drop Martini

Makes One Cocktail

  • Two ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Triple Sec
  • One ounce fresh lemon juice
  • One ounce simple syrup
  • Lemon twist or wedge for garnish

To Make Four Cocktails
  • One cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup


1.  Prepare the simple syrup by mixing equal parts water and granulated sugar.  Heat gently and stir until all of the sugar has dissolved.  Cool and chill until needed.  

2.  Sugar the rim of your martini glass and set aside.

3.  Prepare your lemon garnish for the cocktail, either a lemon twist or a lemon wheel.

4.  Chill the martini glass with ice and water.

5.  Measure the vodka, Triple Sec, lemon juice and simple syrup into your shaker with ice.

6.  Shake enthusiastically, until the outside of the shaker is frosty.

7.  Discard the water from the glass.  Pour the cocktail into the glass.  Garnish.  Serve with a colorful cocktail napkin.