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The Best Classic Lemon Drop Cocktail Recipe

The Classic Lemon Drop Cocktail is so good and easy to make. Perfect for girls night or even a brunch event!

What is a Lemon Drop Cocktail?

A lemon drop cocktail is a refreshing and tart drink that is perfect for any occasion. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this delicious cocktail is easy to make and can be enjoyed by everyone.

What makes the Lemon Drop Cocktail so popular?

The popularity of the Lemon Drop Cocktail is due to its delicious flavor and easy-to-make recipe.

What alcohol is used for lemon drops?

Lemon drops are traditionally made with vodka, but can also be made with gin or rum.

How do you make a Lemon Drop Cocktail?

The recipe for a Lemon Drop Cocktail is very simple and only requires a few ingredients.

To make a lemon drop cocktail, you will need:

  • 2 Ounces Vodka 
  • 3/4 Ounces Simple Syrup 
  • 3/4 Ounces Triple Sec
  • 1 1/2 Ounces Lemon Juice
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Lemon Slices
  • Ice Cubes

What are some other easy classic cocktail recipes?

Some other classic cocktail recipes include:

The Margarita

The Moscow Mule

The Martini

The Old Fashioned

The Daiquiri

How can I make my own simple syrup?

Simple syrup is a very easy to make and only requires two ingredients: sugar and water.

To make your own simple syrup, simply combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir the mixture until the sugar has dissolved and then remove from heat. Allow the syrup to cool completely before using.

How long will a lemon drop cocktail last?

A lemon drop cocktail will last for up to two days in the fridge.

Can I make a virgin version of a Lemon Drop Cocktail?

Yes, you can make a virgin version of a Lemon Drop Cocktail by substituting the vodka for 2 ounces of lemonade.

What are some other variations of the Lemon Drop Cocktail?

Some other variations of the Lemon Drop Cocktail include adding:

Fresh Thyme

Mint Leaves




How can I garnish my Lemon Drop Cocktail?

Lemon Drop Cocktails can be garnished with a lemon slice, fresh herbs, or berries.

The Best Classic Lemon Drop Cocktail Recipe
Yield: 1 drink

The Best Classic Lemon Drop Cocktail Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This classic lemon drop cocktail recipe is perfect for anytime including brunch or girls night!


  • 2 Ounces Vodka
  • 3/4 Ounces Simple Syrup
  • 3/4 Ounces Triple Sec
  • 1 1/2 Ounces Lemon Juice
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Lemon Slices
  • Ice Cubes


  1. Place several ice cubes into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Pour in the vodka, triple sec, lemon juice & simple syrup.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Coat the rim of a glass with lemon juice & coat in sugar.
  5. Pour the lemon drop onto the glass.
  6. Garnish with a lemon slice.
  7. Cheers. 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 238Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 13mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 1gSugar 19gProtein 0g

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