The Lemon Drop

About The Lemon Drop

The simple and classic Lemon Drop Shot. Note, this is not the IBA Official Lemon Drop Cocktail which is made with Triple Sec and Sour Mix as well. This simple one ingredient shot is light and crisp in flavor. We recommend using Lemon Vodka as the primary ingredient, or a perfectly acceptable variation is to use standard vodka and a few drops of lemon juice. Traditionally a sugar coated lemon is sucked afterwards to kill the harsh bite of vodka!



  • 1½ oz. Lemon Vodka

  • Lemon Wedge

  • Sugar (optional)

Cocktail Profile

  • Rating:       4.0 Stars

  • Served:      Straight

  • Strength:    Medium

  • Difficulty:    Simple

  • Flavor:        Citrus


Rub the inside of the shot glass with the lemon wedge. Pour in lemon vodka and shoot back.

Empire Tip: Rim the edge of the glass with granulated sugar to give the shot a lemonade-like feel!