Today we are making one of my favorite drinks, lemon drop shots! This recipe combines tart lemon juice with a smooth vodka and some sweet simple syrup.
If you're looking for a delicious lemon drop shot, then look no further! This easy-to-follow lemon drop shot recipe will be sure to please.
With its tart lemon flavor and sweet sugary rim, it's the perfect way to kick off any party or gathering. Not only is this lemon drop shot tasty, but it's also simple enough for anyone to make.
So whether you're an experienced bartender or just trying your hand at mixology, this lemon drop shot recipe is sure to hit the spot!
This recipe is super simple and only needs three ingredients!
Vodka: A good quality vodka always makes for a better tasting shot. I used Smirnoff for our lemon drop shots.
Lemon Juice: Fresh lemon juice is the best, but pure lemon juice from the store will work great too.
Simple Syrup: To add a bit of sweetness to the sour tang of the lemon juice.
- Lemon Wedges
- Extra Lemon Juice for the rim
- Loose White Granulated Sugar for the rim
See recipe card for quantities.
In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka and lemon juice together.
Then add in the simple syrup.
Shake or stir making sure everything is mixed well.
If you want to make sugar rimmed shot glasses, grab two shallow bowls.
Pour a bit of lemon juice in bowl and the loose sugar in another.
Dip the rim of the shot glasses into the lemon juice and then into the loose sugar to coat the rims.
Then carefully pour your lemon drop mixture into each shot glass.
Add a lemon wedge to the top of each shot and enjoy!
Hint: If you want the sugar rimmed shot glasses, be sure to coat the rims of your shot glasses before you pour your lemon drop shots!
Want to make the lemon drop shot but don't have simple syrup? No problem.
You can substitute the simple syrup with 2 ounces of sprite or lemon lime soda for added sweetness. different diet.
The size of shot glasses vary from 1.25 ounces to 3.5 ounces. When making cocktails be sure to be aware of how big your shot glasses are so you can adjust the recipe accordingly.
Want to make sure your shots are cold when you serve them? Add ice to your shaker right before you mix your drink. Just be sure to shake carefully, as you don't want to froth up your shots.
These lemon drop shots are sure to tantalize your taste buds with its sweet and sour flavors.
- 4oz vodka
- 2 oz lemon juice
- 2 oz simple syrup
To Garnish (optional)
- Lemon Wedges
- Extra Lemon Juice
- Loose White Granulated Sugar
- In a shaker or glass (whatever you have on hand works), combine the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Stir or shake lightly to mix.
- If desired, dip the rims of the shot glasses in lemon juice and then in the loose sugar to coat them.
- Divide the mixture between 4-5 shot glasses and top with a lemon wedge, if desired. Enjoy!
If your ingredients are already chilled, don’t worry about shaking it with ice. However, if it needs to be ice cold, shake with ice, but do it lightly or it will froth up.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 0g