This lemon drop shot has the perfect balance of tart and sweet notes, making it one dangerously delicious drink. And if you love lemon drop candies you're in for a real treat because this shot tastes just like one!
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The Best Lemon Drop Shot
If you like your cocktails sweet and sour, then you're going to love this lemon drop shot recipe.
It tastes just like the candy lemon drops you might have had as a kid. They're the perfect balance of sweet and tart, with a nice boozy finish that's sure to get the party started!
So, if you're looking for a refreshing vodka recipe to impress even the pickiest of guests, this shot recipe is it.
Plus, you'll look like a true pro whipping out a tray of these chilled lemon drop shots finished with a sugar rim. And no one will ever believe how easy they actually were to make!
- Lemons- cut into wedges.
- Simple Syrup- agave syrup works great too.
- Vodka- your favorite kind!
- Fresh Lemon Juice- for that tart lemon flavor.
- Ice- to chill the drink.
- Lemon- for coating the rim.
- Sugar- for that sweet finish.
By the way, you can use a lot of the ingredients from this recipe to make this white tea shot too. So you can whip that up and have a cocktail party!
How To Make A Lemon Drop Shot
As far as equipment goes, you hardly need anything out of the ordinary. Shot glasses, a cocktail shaker, and a muddler are the only things you'll need to make these lemon drop shots. And honestly, these are great pieces of equipment for any home bar, so they're worth getting if you don't already have them.
Now, just so you know, this recipe makes just 1 shot. But you can easily double, triple, or even quadruple this recipe and make them all at the same time. This will just depend on how much liquid your shaker can hold, of course.
Step 1: Prepare the sugar rim. To make your sugared rim, start by pouring some sugar onto a small plate. Then, grab your shot glass and rub a lemon slice along the shot glass for the sugar to adhere. Next, roll your shot glass rim over the sugar until it's covered in it, and then set it aside for later.
Step 2: Mix the cocktail. Now, grab your cocktail shaker and toss in your lemon wedges. Using a muddler - or a small wooden spoon - muddle each lemon wedge until it's nicely juiced and fragrant. Then, add the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup and shake the cocktail shaker vigorously until combined.
Step 3: Serve. Once you've given the cocktail shaker a good shake, add ice to your shot glass strain the lemon drop shot into the glass, and add a lemon slice to it. If you want to go the extra mile with your garnish, you can also add sugared lemon zest or even dip lemon wedges in sugar for a candied lemon. Serve immediately and enjoy.
More Alcohol Drink Recipes
If you like these shots, we have plenty more drink recipes on the blog to check out next. Here are some of our favorites:
- Spicy margarita
- Dill pickle shots
- Vegas bomb shot
- Liquid marijuana shot
- Pink lemonade vodka drinks
- Green tea shot
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch shot
For the shot:
- 3 Lemon Wedges
- 2 oz. Simple Syrup (or agave syrup)
- 2 oz. Vodka
- 2 oz. Lemon Juice
For the rim:
- 1 Lemon, quartered
- 3 tbsp. Sugar
- Rub the quartered lemon around the rim of the glass. Press the rim of the glass in the sugar.
- In a cocktail shaker, add the lemon wedges and use the muddle to break them apart as much as possible. Add the syrup, vodka, and lemon juice and shake to combine.
- Serve in the glass with ice.
Serving Size:1 shot
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g