There is no other delightful refresher than a lemon drop martini. This great drink pairs great with a full meal. However, you can also serve a lemon drop martini as a pre-dinner drink or you could enjoy it along with appetizers. The drink became very popular in California back in the 1970s. It is generally favored by women and was developed in a San Francisco bar called Henry Africa’s.

Today, the lemon drop martini is still very popular. There are many variations of the lemon drop martini, but the traditional one is made with vodka, fresh lemon juice, lemon peel and sugar. Check out this lemon drop martini. Ingredients include 1 ½ ounce vodka, ¾ ounce of fresh squeezed lemon juice, 2 tsp. sugar syrup and lemon twist for garnish.

Pour vodka, lemon juice and sugar syrup to a cocktail shaker that is filled with ice cubes. Shake thoroughly and strain liquid into the chilled martini glass, then garnish the glass rim with the lemon twist. You can serve the drink with the glass rim moistened with lemon juice dipped in sugar for a wonderful presentation. Always make sure to use a martini glass when making a lemon drop martini. Enjoy a sweet and refreshing lemon drop martini today!

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