Quarantinis With Tonya: Lemon Drop

This is another one of my go-to recipes when I have cocktail parties (or, like now, when I drink alone!). Now, if you’ve ever to been a bar where they served lemon drop shots, you’ve probably had an over-sweetened beverage that tasted kind of like a lemon. This drink is more lemon-y and less like drinking a cup of syrup. It reminds me of the lemon drop candies that I ate when I was a kid – but with a kick!

Some people rim the glass with sugar, and add an optional 1/2 oz. of triple sec or limoncello, but I think that makes the drink too sweet, and I prefer the tang of this version.


Lemon Drop:

2 oz. vodka
1 1/2 oz. lemon juice (preferably fresh-squeezed)
1 to 1 1/2 oz. simple syrup


Place ingredients in a shaker with ice, and shake until cold. Pour into a martini or coupe glass, and garnish with a lemon slice.


Fun fact: I made some nectar for my hummingbird feeder this week, and it’s the same process (although different ratios) as making simple syrup!












Previous Quarantinis With Tonya:

Mary Pickford

The Russians

Gin Gimlet

Orange Cranberry Mimosa

Boozy Root Beer Float


Cucumber Lime Margarita

Bantha Milk

Mint Julep

Toolbox Cocktail

Dutch Mule

Green Lantern

Villa Park


Dirty Shirley

Chai Martini

Strawberry Daquiri


Tequila Sunrise

Cuba Libre

Drunken Hot Chocolate

Bunny Mary

Milk Punch

Zebra Fizz

Bourbon Maple Fizz

A Classic Martini


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