Classic Lemon Drop Cocktail

Classic Lemon Drop Cocktail

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 1 Serving

Using freshly squeezed lemon juice instead of citrus-infused vodka gives this cocktail even more refreshing flavor and intense taste.


  • Fine sugar, for rimming the glass
  • 1 thin lemon wedge
  • 1-1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  • Ice
  • Lemon twist, for garnish


  1. Pre-chill a cocktail glass by placing it into the freezer.
  2. Put the sugar onto a piece of wax paper.
  3. Rub the rim of the chilled glass with the lemon wedge and then dip the rim into the sugar to coat.
  4. Pour the vodka, lemon juice and syrup into a cocktail shaker and then add a handful of ice.
  5. Shake the mixture vigorously for 20 seconds and then strain into the prepared cocktail glass.
  6. Garnish the cocktail with the lemon twist and serve.

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