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Lemon Drop Shot
A traditional lemon drop shot is a popular shot made with a few simple fresh ingredients: vodka, sugar, water and freshly squeezed lemon juice. For the perfect balance of tart and sweet, you can adjust the ratio of these ingredients to your taste. Not to be confused with a Lemon Drop Martini or a Lemon Drop Cocktail, this shot tastes similar to Lemon Drop candy with its lemon flavor and is served in a shot glass not a martini glass. To make this lemony goodness at home, follow our simple lemon shot / lemon drop recipe!
Watch this video on how to make a lemon drop shot!
What is a lemon drop shot?
A lemon drop shot is a simple drink that contains only three ingredients: vodka, sugar or simple syrup, and fresh-squeezed lemon juice. The drink is usually served in a shot glass. You can also garnish the drink with your favorite slice of citrus fruit to make it even more visually appealing!
How to make a lemon drop shot
Lemon Drop Shot Recipe
- 1 oz. vodka (Grey Goose or Absolut Citron)
- 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 1/3 tsp. raw sugar or 1/2 tsp. simple syrup
- Lemon slice / lemon wedge (for garnish)
- Ice cubes
- Cocktail shaker
- Shot glass
- Pour vodka, lemon juice, and sugar or simple syrup into cocktail shaker full of ice.
- Mix well then pour liquid into shot glass.
- Serve with lemon wedge on side.
- Please drink responsibly.
- You can create a sugared rim / sugar rim shot glass by rubbing lemon juice on the rim of the shot glass then dipping / rubbing into a plate of sugar.
- You can also sugar the lemon wedge by dipping / rubbing into a plate of sugar before serving.
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