Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is adopted from Martha Stewart Living. Easy to make, refreshing to drink!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Simple Syrup

  • 1 ounce water
  • 1 ounce sugar (measure in a cocktail jigger)
  • 1 meyer lemon, zest of
  • Martini

  • 2 meyer lemons, juice of
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • sugar, to rim the martini glass


  1. To make the simple syrup, combine 1 oz. water, 1 oz. sugar (measure in a cocktail jigger) and the lemon zest in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine a handful of ice, the lemon juice, vodka and simple syrup. Shake vigorously and strain into 2 chilled martini glasses rimmed with sugar. Drop two thinly sliced lemon disks into each glass.


Most Helpful

You have the best way of turning lemons into Lemon Drop Martinis. *clinkie* Made for Everyday Is A Holiday.

gailanng April 01, 2011

This was very refreshing, which we enjoyed out on our patio this afternoon. I did add just a little more sugar to get the right mix of that zesty citrus against the hint of sweetness from the syrup (but that might due to our Meyer lemons not being as sweet as they normally are). But otherwise, I really enjoyed this martini. Thanks, carmenskitchen. Made for 2009 Fall Pick-A-Chef.

NorthwestGal September 20, 2009

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