When I was in my 30’s, I worked in the restaurant industry. I love to talk, so I am in my element when I am behind the bar. I may not have been like Tom Cruise, tossing bottles in the movie Cocktail, but I could hold my own. One of my favorite drinks to make and drink, was my Lemon Drop Cocktail Recipe. This adult beverage is light, tart with a hint of sweet and perfect for a warm summer night..
This recipe is super easy to make and most people who have a home bar already have the ingredients. This Lemon Drop Cocktail Recipe can be a cocktail or as a shot. The difference is the drink is larger and has sugar around the rim.
When it is hot out and we have people over, I will make a pitcher of this Lemon Drop Cocktail Recipe. I mean, it is like a grown up lemonade, right? And what is more refreshing on a hot summer day than a nice cold glass of lemonade, right? Exactly!!! This Lemon Drop Cocktail Recipe is best with a fresh lemon garnish. Another refreshing drink is my Dirty Shirley Cocktail. Both are perfectly paired with Dad’s Favorite White Queso Burger.
Lemon Drop Cocktail Recipe
- 2 oz Vodka
- .5 oz Triple sec
- 1 oz Simple syrup
- 1 oz Fresh lemon juice
- Sugar (for the rim of your glass)
- Coat the rim of a cocktail glass with sugar and set aside. (Do this a few minutes ahead of time so the sugar can dry and adhere well to the glass.)
- Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice
- Shake, and strain into the prepared glass
- Garnish with a lemon twist or wedge
What is your favorite summertime cocktail?
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysJune 10, 2015 at 7:21 pm
That sounds awesome. It would be perfect for my next girls night in! Or just to sip by the bonfire.
Nancy (@spiffykerms) saysJune 10, 2015 at 7:33 pm
My favourite kind of summer drink! This looks delicious, totally jotting down the recipe for this weekend. 🙂
Christy Maurer saysJune 10, 2015 at 7:36 pm
I love lemon flavored things! I’d use soda instead since I don’t drink but I bet it would be so refreshing!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysJune 10, 2015 at 8:08 pm
Lemon Drops are my favorite cocktails! I can’t wait to make this one. Thanks!
Ronda Ogilvie saysJune 10, 2015 at 10:43 pm
Yum…I love lemon drops! When life gives you lemons make a lemon drop is my motto!
Liz Mays saysJune 10, 2015 at 10:56 pm
Now this sounds like a perfectly refreshing summer drink. I could totally see myself reading on the patio with one of these.
Elayne saysJune 10, 2015 at 11:16 pm
This is certainly the right drink to have in hand on a hot California afternoon. I never met a lemon drink that I didn’t like!
Chubskulit Rose saysJune 10, 2015 at 11:32 pm
I have never had any kind of drink with vodka so this would be a great idea to try. I love lemonade so a few drops of vodka wouldn’t hurt I guess.
celebbabylaundry saysJune 11, 2015 at 12:22 am
Not only does this sound super yummy. But I also love how easy it is to make, I would love to try it out.
ricci saysJune 11, 2015 at 2:24 am
I love Lemon Drops and didn’t realize how easy they were to make. Great recipe!!
Sandy KS saysJune 10, 2015 at 10:42 pm
That sounds and looks appetizing. I bet it quenches the thirst. I love many adult drinks for summertime lounging in the back yard.
mykidsguide saysJune 11, 2015 at 6:12 am
That sounds like something my husband and I will enjoy. I will make this.
Alli saysJune 11, 2015 at 9:14 am
Just the thought of this sweet and tart citrus drink makes me thirsty. I’ve never met a lemon recipe that I didn’t love!
Tiffany saysJune 11, 2015 at 11:18 am
We have a whole week of 90 degree weather ahead. This recipe will definitely come in handy!
Jeanine saysJune 11, 2015 at 2:37 pm
Yum. Okay, I’ll admit. I’m not a drinker but this looks super good. I love anything to do with lemons. This would be lovely for a nice evening drink out in my backyard. Refreshing too!
Melissa saysJune 11, 2015 at 2:45 pm
This looks so yummy. I would love to serve these on my patio when guests come over. I will have to save this recipe for later!
Lynndee saysJune 11, 2015 at 3:59 pm
The husband and I were just talking about making a cocktail drink yesterday for this weekend. Thank you for the idea. I think this is what I want. 🙂
Amy @ItsAMindfulLife saysJune 11, 2015 at 5:24 pm
A perfect summer drink! Sounds wonderful!
Kori Tomelden saysJune 11, 2015 at 5:36 pm
Lemon drop shots were one of my favorites! It really is just like drinking lemonade.
Nile saysJune 11, 2015 at 6:29 pm
Very nice… probably a lot better than buying a Mike’s hard lemonade for the summertime. This is definitely a good choice for a summer type drink. 🙂
Jacqui Odell saysJune 11, 2015 at 6:45 pm
I don’t really care for lemons, but I have a friend who would probably love this.
Uplifting Families saysJune 11, 2015 at 9:21 pm
Yummy, this drink sounds amazing. I wish I had the ingredients. I don’t drink often but when I do I found it responsibly. 🙂
Stephanie C. saysJune 12, 2015 at 6:09 am
I love this! It’s the perfect drink for the summer – looks light and refreshing!
Life as a Convert saysJune 12, 2015 at 2:46 am
I imagine these tastes like those lemon candies which I think are delicious. Unfortunately, I would have to make mine virgin 🙂
Jessica Simms saysJune 12, 2015 at 11:15 pm
I need this now! It sounds so delicious!
Regan saysJune 13, 2015 at 3:03 am
This sounds delicious! Surprisingly I’ve never had a lemon drop but I love citrus so I’ll have to try this.
manuela W. saysJune 13, 2015 at 3:54 am
I could go for one of these right now. I love lemon flavor and I really love the sugar on the rim of the glass. Perfection!
Rebecca Swenor saysJune 14, 2015 at 8:24 pm
This sounds like an amazing drink during the hot summer months for sure. It is like lemonade with a twisted. lol Thanks for sharing I am going to have to try this for sure.