Classic Lemon Drop Recipe

Classic Lemon Drop
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: | Active Time: | Makes: 1 drink

Using fresh lemon juice instead of citrus-infused vodka keeps this cocktail fresh and light.

This recipe was featured as part of our New Year’s Eve cocktails.

  • 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. Place a cocktail glass in the freezer to chill.
  2. Pour enough sugar on a small plate to cover.
  3. Rub the lemon wedge on the outside rim of the chilled glass. Holding the glass at a 45-degree angle, dip the outside rim in the sugar, rotating as you do, so the entire rim is coated with sugar. (Avoid getting any sugar inside the glass.)
  4. Place the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and fill halfway with ice. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted. Strain into the sugar-rimmed glass and garnish with the lemon twist.