Lemon Drop Shot – How To Make A Lemon Drop Shot, Easy Steps & Tips

Lemon Drop Shot Recipe

Lemon Drop Martini is one of the most famous Cocktails and is loved across the world. All you need is just two to three ingredients and off you go with a cocktail that is sure to light up your senses and your party as well.

A Classic drink, this Lemon Drop Martini goes down well with any atmosphere – party, casual dinner, date night, etc. Oh! Wait, Wait, Wait! Why are we talking about Lemon Drop Martini when we wanted to show what a Lemon Drop Shot is? 

Ha ha! Not much of a difference. When you serve the Lemon Drop cocktail in a Shot glass, it is a Lemon Drop Shot.

This cocktail has passed several generations and is still ruling the bars and parties, only because of its 

The tart flavor, some Candy like sweetness and the overall Citrusy experience is what makes this drink so commonly used, and a staple drink in general house parties. 

There are plenty of similar drinks and most often confused with several other cocktails like the Lemon Drop, this shot drink is best served Cold.

Lemon Drop Shot Recipe

Lemon Drop Shot Recipe

The Whiskey Land MascotBoozer Man
Tangy and Candy in taste, Lemon Drop Shot is a crowd favorite and easily the most favored cocktails among youngsters!
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cocktail
Servings 1
Calories 116 kcal


  • 1 Shot glass
  • 1 Cocktail shaker


  • 1 oz. (30 ml) Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. (15 ml) Simple Syrup (or) Sugar
  • 1/2 oz. (15 ml) Fresh Lemon Juice


  • Take a shot glass and coat the rim with Sugar.
  • In a cocktail shaker, add Vodka, Simple Syrup and Freshly squeezed Lemon juice as mentioned in the ingredients.
  • Add ice cubes on the shaker and mix it well.
  • Strain the cocktail in Shot glasses.
  • Serve and Enjoy the drink.



Flavor: Citrus
Strength: Medium
ABV: 20% (40 proof)


Calories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 1.5gFat: 0.5g
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Tips To Make Lemon Drop Shot

Pre-Chilled Vodka is best suited for this drink as chilled Shot is easy to consume and dilutes the tartiness by a bit. Store your Vodka for about an hour or two in Freezer and take it out just before preparing this drink.

Lemon Drop Shot is best served with Clear Vodka. However, there are many people who prefer Citrus flavored Vodka and this adds more tarty taste and citrus flavor to the drink on the whole. 

Instead of Simple syrup, you can also add granulated sugar while mixing the cocktail in the shaker.

After pouring the cocktail onto the shot glass already rimmed with Sugar, you can also garnish it with Lemon slices. Alternatively, these lemon slices can be coated with fine sugar powder and then garnished over the shot glass. 

Variations of Lemon Drop Shot

We did mention about the Lemon Drop Martini in the beginning of this article. This type of Martini is prepared in a Martini glass, but that’s all about the difference.

On the other hand, the Cocktail “Lemon Drop” is prepared in a Martini glass as well but includes ½ ounce Triple Sec as well in addition to the above ingredients.

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This yummy and lemony Cocktail is definitely a must-have in your Home Bar set up and easily the best drink to start with in all your home parties and elsewhere.

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