When Life Gives You Lemons...
Make a Lemon Drop Martini

There's nothing quite like sipping on a bright Lemon Drop Martini to turn a hot summer day into a sweet getaway. The key to the best citrusy candy cocktail? Balancing the sweet and sour notes with a luscious homemade lemon sugar rim! Follow our simple recipe to turn any hour into happy hour.

Lemon Drop Martini: Olive & Cocoa


2 ounces lemon vodka
3/4 ounces triple sec
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
ice cubes
Lemon sugar


1/2 cup granulated sugar
Freshly grated lemon zest


1. Chill martini glasses in freezer for 10 minutes prior to serving.

2. Combine sugar and lemon zest with a fork and spread on a plate.

3. Moisten the rim of a chilled martini glass with lemon juice and dip in the lemon sugar.

4. Place lemon vodka, triple sec, simple syrup, and freshly squeezed lemon juice into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice cubes and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.

5. Strain martini into the prepared glass and enjoy!